For an unknown number of years, Jan. 4 has been recognized as National Spaghetti Day. Calling into the spotlight the jumbled and confusing origins of spaghetti, National Spaghetti Day is all about the thin, long noodles that so many love to feast on.
To show your appreciation for pasta and, more specifically, spaghetti, consider gathering friends and family for a home cooked feast. Don’t worry, you won’t have to get into handmaking your own spaghetti, so long as you go with some of these easy-to-follow spaghetti recipes.
So long as you have a kitchen and access to basic ingredients or a supermarket, you, too, can dine on delicious spaghetti during National Spaghetti Day.
Spaghetti Lo Mein
Calling back to the alleged Chinese roots of pasta, this lo mein uses boiled spaghetti as the focal ingredient. Throw in a dash of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, honey, and sesame oil for a flavorful marinade that will make any Chinese take-out restaurant jealous.
It may not be the Italian feast you may have been expecting, but spaghetti is a versatile pasta that goes with many different flavors. Changing it up is a key to truly appreciating the thin pasta and this simple dish is certainly a change.
Easy Baked Spaghetti
Throw this simple concoction into the oven for a crispy, cheesy and delicious dish that everyone can gather around. The key isn’t just the perfectly cooked spaghetti, it’s the ground beef that kicks the flavor up a notch.
Even if you’re not a huge fan of spaghetti, this easy baked variety takes the pasta to another level of delicious.
Tomato Butter Spaghetti
Maybe it’s not a combination you’d ever expect to want to chow down on, but once you’re done putting together this simple dish, you’ll find that tomatoes, butter, and spaghetti have a place in the culinary world together.
The result is a creamy forkful that’s delightfully light but robust with flavor.
One Pot Spaghetti
Ground beef, tomato sauce, a myriad of seasonings, Parmesan cheese, and, of course, spaghetti all go into one pot. What comes out is this stew-like dish where the Italian pasta is the star. Everything blends together so nicely for an unbeatable flavor.
Being cooked in the same pot allows the ingredients to meld together, creating a complex taste with very little work put into it.