10 Easy Ways to Make a Pot of Spaghetti

How to make spaghettiDid you know the average American household eats Spaghetti 20 times a year? That’s a lot of noodles! Rather than pull out the pasta sauce, switch up your dinner routine with these 10 quick and clever recipe ideas. They’ll zest up your package of pasta in a matter of minutes, adding favorite new flavors to your dinner menu, without breaking the budget.

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti_carbonaraEveryone loves a classic carbonara! This recipe makes it easy to replicate this quick and easy traditional Italian dish at home.

Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta
Mizithra Browned Butter PastaMizithra cheese is a hard, dry cheese—similar to parmesan, but with a mild nutty flavor. You’ll sometimes find it in local grocery stores, but may need to hunt it down at a specialty cheese shop. The good news? It’s absolutely worth the extra effort. Get the Recipe.

Sausage Pasta
Spaghetti Sausage Pasta RecipePasta with sausage may be the most inspired flavor combination ever. Salty, smoky sausage and rich, sweet tomato sauce taste delicious atop a steaming heap of pasta in this simple dish.

Cowboy Spaghetti
Cowboy Spaghetti RecipeCall your little kidlets to the table and serve up a giant pot of this, here, deeeelicious Texas-inspired spaghetti!

Spaghetti with Swiss Chard
Spaghetti with Swiss Chard RecipeLooking for a tasty way to stir some healthy greens into your spaghetti? This simple recipe makes it easy to boost the nutritional value of your dinner, while also boosting the flavor.

Spaghetti with Broccoli
Spaghetti with Broccoli and Lemon RecipeToss some broccoli and lemon into your pasta for a seriously delicious veggie-packed twist on plain, old pasta sauce.

Spaghetti with Spicy Fresh Tomato Sauce
Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce RecipeSpaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce RecipeLike a little spice? Try making your own delicious sauce with fresh tomatoes and this easy recipe. You’ll have a pot of homemade sauce so good, even Italian grandmothers would approve.

Jo’s Mama’s Famous Spaghetti
Mama Jo's Famous Spaghetti RecipeIf you love classic sauce, but want a quick way to make the very best pot of homemade sauce right in your own kitchen, this is the recipe for you! Full of perfect, rich tomato flavor, and just the right balance of Italian spices, this spaghetti will have you feeling like you’ve just stepped into an Italian eatery for dinner.

Pasta Puttanseca
Pasta Puttanseca RecipeA quick and easy way to serve up spaghetti with the salty tang of olives. Olive lovers will adore this quick dish! Feel free to add any of your favorite olives to boost the flavor.

Chicken Tetrazzini
Chicken Tetrazzini RecipeCreamy Chicken Tetrazzini is the perfect dish to make and share. It’s easy to whip up ahead of time, and reheats beautifully.

brooke-mclayBrooke McLay is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, food writer, and single mom to four rad kids. Author of two cookbooks and the beloved blog, CheekyKitchen.com, her creative approach to fast, fresh, family-friendly foods has garnered her regular gigs with Disney’s Babble.com, Tablespoon.com, Good Cook, and Coupons.com.