Sure, you've cooked up classic marinara, carbonara, and aglio e olio spaghetti before, but these recipes are guaranteed to wow the crowd—or even just the family! 🍝

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Spaghetti with Make-Ahead Meatballs

Spaghetti with Make-Ahead Meatballs

It's an Italian classic—just make it even easier with freezable, make-ahead meatballs!

Fat Spaghetti with Bacon & Cherry Tomato Sauce

Fat Spaghetti with Bacon & Cherry Tomato Sauce

Bright and bacon-y... just the way we like it! Two different cheese blends kick the flavor up a notch. 

Carbonara-Style Pasta, Hold the Yolks

Carbonara-Style Pasta, Hold the Yolks

Skip the yolks while keeping that traditional carbonara flavor with plenty of cheese, wine, and cream.

Green Bean Spaghetti Carbonara

Green Bean Spaghetti Carbonara

Cook your green beans and spaghetti in the same pot, then mix in an egg and grated cheese for that amazingly-creamy consistency. 

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Anchovies & Kale

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Anchovies and Kale

Who says pasta night can't be healthy? Anchovies, chile peppers, and plenty of kale taste great with whole wheat pasta. Yum!

Spaghetti with Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

spaghetti with mozzarella-stuffed meatballs

Imagine your dinner guests' surprise when they bite into a meatball fulla' warm, melted cheese! 

Drunken Mushroom Spaghetti

drunken mushroom spaghetti
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A variety of mushrooms, herbs, and spices makes for an umami-packed cream sauce. Plus, cooking with wine is always a good time.

Farro Spaghetti with Buttery Tomato Sauce & Farm Spinach

Farro Spaghetti with Buttery Tomato Sauce & Farm Spinach

It's like garlic, sherry, spinach, and tomatoes were meant to be together!

Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara with Spring Onions

creamy spaghetti carbonara with spring onions

Pancetta is be the star of this easy spaghetti! Squeeze some lemon on top for extra flavor.

Easy, Peasy Carbonara

Easy, Peasy Carbonara
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It's easy to see why this feed-a-crowd carbonara is a reader-favorite!

Recipe: Try our Easy, Peasy Carbonara

Drunken Tuscan Spaghetti

Drunken Tuscan Spaghetti with Golden Beets, Brown Butter & Hazelnuts
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The secret to this date-night spaghetti? Golden beets and plenty of brown butter!

Recipe: Try Rachael's Drunken Tuscan Spaghetti

Spicy Sicillian Spaghetti with Anchovies

Spicy Sicilian Spaghetti with Anchovies

Let red chile pepper spice up your spaghetti.

Rachael Ray's Aglio e Olio with Lemon & Pecorino Breadcrumbs

aglio e olio with lemon and pecorino breadcrumbs
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This simple pasta sauce is sure to be a family favorite.

Venetian-Style Spaghetti al Arrabbiata

venetian-style spaghetti al arrabbiata

The spiciness of this dish all depends on how you prepare your hot peppers.

Rachael Ray's Spaghetti Carbonara with Mushrooms

spaghetti carbonara mushrooms
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Switch up your carbonara by making Rach's version with mushrooms. Yum!

Spaghetti Frittata

Spaghetti Frittata

When there's a will, there's a way. Here's a way to start your day with pasta! 

Recipe: Try our Spaghetti Frittata

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

In honor of Rach, who says her first meal in heaven will be aglio e olio with anchovies shared with her grandpa Emmanuel, here is a classic garlic and oil spaghetti dish (with anchovies, of course.)

Recipe: Try our Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Red Wine Spaghetti

red wine spaghetti
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Yep, pasta cooked in red wine is a thing—and it's totally delicious. 

Recipe: Try our Red Wine Spaghetti

Sweet & Savory Spaghetti Squash

sweet and savory spaghetti squash

Carb-free cheesy, buttery flavor? We're in. This spaghetti squash dish includes honey and brown sugar for a bit of sweetness and parmesan, Italian seasoning, and vegetable broth for a savory side. 

Summer Spaghetti with Zucchini & Mint

summer spaghetti zucchini mint
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Rethink summer pastas by adding mint, zucchini and other seasonal herbs and produce to the mix.

Aglio e Olio with Farro Spaghetti, Kale & Hazelnut Breadcrumbs

aglio e oilo with farro spaghetti kale and hazelnut breadcrumbs

This aglio e olio uses farro pasta and kale for a healthier take on the classic dish.

Spaghetti with Creamy Ricotta Pesto

Spaghetti with Creamy Ricotta Pesto

If you've never had ricotta pesto, you're going to want to give this a try. It's super easy to make—and oh-so worth it. 

"Cabbage & Hay" Spaghetti

cabbage and hay spaghetti

Cabbage and buckwheat pasta make up the cabbage and "hay" parts of this dish, but there are tons of other delicious ingredients like potatoes, onion, sage, and parmigiano-reggiano that round out the flavors. 

Shrimp & Spaghetti in Coconut Broth

shrimp and spaghetti in coconut broth

The sweetness of coconut milk is balanced with chicken broth, fish sauce, ginger, and chili sauce for a sweet, savory, and slightly spicy bowl of pasta. 

10-Shallot Spaghetti with Kale

shallot spaghetti with kale

Yep, there really are 10 shallots in this dish, and trust us when we say it's better for it. 

Spaghetti with Spicy Tomatoes & Clams

spaghetti with spicy tomatoes & clams
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The chunky tomato sauce gets just enough spice from crushed red pepper. 

Garlic & Oil Spaghetti with Greens

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This dish thrives on simplicity: garlic, EVOO, Swiss chard, and a bit of red pepper and nutmeg. 

Spaghetti with Zucchini-Cherry Tomato Sauce & Ricotta Salata

spaghetti with zucchini cherry tomato sauce and ricotta salata

A veggie-packed pasta topped with ricotta salata is dinner done right. 

Spanish Spaghetti

Spanish Spaghetti

What makes it Spanish? Piquillo peppers, black olives, and anchovies. 

Recipe: Try our Spanish Spaghetti

Turkey Ragu Cowboy Spaghetti

Turkey Ragu Cowboy Spaghetti

Turkey and bacon plus onion, chiles, beer, tomatoes, and cheese make for one loaded—and delicious—pasta dish. 

Puerto Rican Spaghetti with Chicken

Puerto Rican Spaghetti with Chicken

Drumsticks ensure extra-juicy chicken, and sauteed peppers and onions bring in tons of flavor. 

Recipe: Try our Puerto Rican Spaghetti

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

spaghetti squash carbonara

Who says you can't enjoy carbonara without pasta? Spaghetti squash gives you all the flavors without the carbs. 

Lemon-Garlic Spaghetti with Sausage Meatballs

Lemon-Garlic Spaghetti with Sausage Meatballs

Homemade meatballs are always worth the extra effort, especially when they taste this good and only take a couple of minutes. 

Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash

Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash
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This skinny scampi doesn't skimp on flavor.