When someone says, “Hey, I’m making spaghetti for dinner tonight!” what comes to mind? Is it a bowl of hot spaghetti noodles with a savory red sauce, topped with juicy meatballs? If that’s what came to your mind, you definitely wouldn’t be wrong. However, spaghetti is just the noodle part of the meal, not the entire dish.
So in addition to traditional spaghetti and meatballs, there are also some delicious spaghetti noodle meals that explore all sorts of flavors.
Here are some delicious recipes you can prepare using spaghetti noodles:
Baked Spaghetti Pie
This recipe turns your traditional idea of spaghetti upside down!
This recipe for Baked Spaghetti Pie takes all your traditional favorites — the tomato sauce, the ground beef, the cheese, the Italian seasoning — and turns it into a delicious meal that looks just like a deep-dish pizza!
Spicy Chicken Spaghetti
Imagine a spaghetti dinner that includes all of your favorite Tex-Mex flavors — nacho cheese, tomatoes, chili peppers, chicken — and you’ve got the makings of a meal that’s one part comfort food, one part Mexican and one part Texan!
This recipe for Spicy Chicken Spaghetti from Spicy Southern Kitchen mixes the bold flavor of Sriracha sauce into the recipe, so not only will you be getting a kick of flavor, but during the winter months, it may help clear your sinuses as well!
Mac and Cheese Spaghetti with Bacon and Peas
Bacon. Mac and Cheese. Spaghetti. Need we say more? Actually, yeah, we do because we can’t just be silent about a recipe for such a mouthwatering one-pot meal!
The the crispy bacon, the gooey cheese or the zippy mustard will be welcome flavors to your taste buds on a cold, wintry day. Plus, the recipe calls for vegetables, so even moms can’t resist such a meal. Take a look at this recipe for Mac and Cheese Spaghetti with Bacon and Peas.
Braided Spaghetti Bread
People have been wrapping their food in tortillas and bread for quite some time now, but who would have thought that you could wrap spaghetti up in a flaky bread and make a calzone? Stephanie from Plain Chicken did, and she did so magnificently!
This recipe for Braided Spaghetti Bread just calls for the homemade pizza basics and a box of noodles. With a quick trip to the grocery store, you’ll have a meal you can hold in the palm of your hand — all without making a mess!
Baked Spaghetti Squash Tomato Meat Sauce
Spaghetti squash isn’t technically a noodle, but if you’re looking for a healthier option to include in a dish, this recipe for Baked Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Meat Sauce is a great choice.
Just swap out the noodles for shredded spaghetti squash and you’ll still be able to experience all the meaty, saucy flavors!
We here at Cheddar’s have also put our own unique twist on the spaghetti-and-meatballs dish. The Gigi’s Baked Spasagna ® is a spaghetti-layered lasagna dish that’s baked with cheese, spices, and your choice of meat or marinara sauce. And it comes with a piece of toasted garlic bread.
Come visit your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and try our very own Gigi’s Baked Spasagna ®.