Top 9 Spaghetti Recipes

There's really nothing quicker or easier to make than spaghetti. And with all of our watching our budgets, turning to pasta makes sense financially and nutritionally. Pasta is good for you; complex carbohydrates combined with vitamin-rich tomato sauces and lots of vegetables makes hearty and satisfying meals in just a few minutes. It's easy to cook pasta: just boil it in lots of salted water until al dente. This means that the there is still some firmness in the center of the pasta. Mix it with these delicious sauces to create wonderful meals for pennies.

  • 01 of 09

    All in the Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Slow cooker spaghetti and meatballs

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    This fabulous dish is made completely in the crockpot. You don't have to boil a pot of water to cook the spaghetti! This is my go-to recipe on days when I'm just too busy to think about dinner. You'll love it.

  • 02 of 09

    Pizza Spaghetti Style

    Ramen Noodle Crust Pepperoni Pizza
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    This fabulous casserole is perfect for feeding a large crowd, or you can split it in half and freeze one casserole to bake later. I just love the combination of flavors and textures in this recipe.

  • 03 of 09

    Rich Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Spaghetti and meatballs

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    This super simple and inexpensive recipe is made from ingredients you probably already have on hand. It is warm and comforting and completely wonderful.

  • 04 of 09

    Creamy Tomato Spaghetti

    Creamy Tomato Pasta

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    Cream cheese is a wonderful addition to a simple spaghetti and sauce recipe. It really takes the sharp edge off the tomato sauce flavor and adds fabulous creaminess. This is one of my go-to recipes in the fall and winter.

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  • 05 of 09

    Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara

    Salmon pasta

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    I always make this dish the day after we have salmon. It's one of the best uses for leftover salmon in the world. After all, what's better than a combination of salmon, bacon, pasta, and cheese?

  • 06 of 09

    Beefy Spaghetti

    Meat sauce and spaghetti

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    This simple recipe is one my mother made often while I was growing up. Just six ingredients and 20 minutes and you'll have a delicious and hearty meal on the table to feed your hungry family.

  • 07 of 09

    Fresh Tomato Pasta

    Pasta, tomato, and basil

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    When tomatoes and basil are ripe in the summer, this is the only pasta recipe to make. It's so simple and so full of flavor.

  • 08 of 09

    Pesto Meatballs with Spaghetti

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    You knew pesto was going to appear in this list, didn't you? It's no secret it's one of my favorite convenience foods, and mixed with pasta, meatballs, and bell peppers it makes an ordinary dish extraordinary. Keep the ingredients for this dish in your freezer, pantry, and fridge.

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  • 09 of 09

    Meatloaf Spaghetti

    Meatloaf Spaghetti
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    I came up with the idea for this recipe when thinking about ways to use up leftover meatloaf. It's delicious, warm, comforting, and really makes leftover meatloaf seem, well, not left over!