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New Takes on Spaghetti Elevate Pasta Night

8 Spaghetti Ideas That Smash Boring Noodles and Sauce

Spaghetti has so many good things going for it on pasta night in your house. The noodles, sauce and meatballs fill everyone’s bellies, and the main ingredients offer economical ways to eat well. Try some of these new takes on spaghetti the next time you boil a pot of noodles for dinner.

Spaghetti Pie

After you boil your spaghetti, put the noodles in a casserole dish. Pile on your favorite meats, sauce and cheese before baking in the oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for a marvelous baked spaghetti pie that warms your insides.

Spaghetti Tacos

A television show geared for teenagers called “iCarly” inspired spaghetti tacos. Instead of meat, lettuce, tomato and onions, fill crispy taco shells with spaghetti, sauce, cheese and small meatballs. Eat with your fingers, of course.

Baked Lemon Spaghetti

Baked lemon spaghetti has citrus flavors rather than tomato-based sauce. Fresh lemons aren’t as tart after you bake them in oven.

Spaghetti Corn

Spaghetti corn uses creamed corn to cook the noodles in the oven rather than boiling them on the stove top.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Carbonara uses a lighter sauce as opposed to heavier tomato sauces. Mix egg, water and your favorite meat to serve on top instead.

Sesame Noodles

Sesame noodles blend in soy sauce and sesame seeds for an Asian fusion recipe.

Cowboy Chili Spaghetti

Cowboy chili spaghetti adds savory chili seasonings, meat, kidney beans and cheddar cheese rather than traditional spaghetti toppings. This is perfect for a cold winter’s day.

Noodles with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Roasted red pepper sauce features a cream-based sauce combined with whatever roasted vegetables you enjoy, including squash, zucchini, red peppers and more. Chicken adds protein for a complete meal for the whole family.

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