Am I the only one who can’t say the word â€˜spaghetti‘ without making a hand gesture?
Spaghetti is definitely a favorite in my house … probably because it’s one of the most fun types of pasta to eat. Slurp it, twirl it, break it, poke your brother with it, it’s all good. And what you put on top of it is even better. (I especially like when you take it out of the strainer and some of the pieces stick together to make one big noodle. It’s the best!)
Spaghetti with tomato sauce and meatballs. Duh. A no-brainer favorite. But, gravy (or sauce, whichever word you use) takes all day to make. So it’s not always ideal, especially not after working all day, then going to the gym, then going home. I don’t know about you, but I never want any meal badly enough at 8pm to spend more than 30 minutes cooking it. Once you branch out into all the other wonderful things you can do with spaghetti, in under 30 minutes, spaghetti and meatballs will only be for Sundays or when Great Aunt Concetta comes over.
Check out this recipe from Val So Cal. This Prosciutto, Asparagus and Parmesan Spaghetti is what I’m having for dinner tonight. Quick, simple and full of nutritious vegetables.
Or, if you prefer to keep your pasta classic, try this healthier version of Spaghetti and Meatballs. It won’t take as long as Sunday’s pasta, but it will definitely pack a punch of flavor you might not expect:
It’s a basic tomato sauce, just not Great Aunt Concetta’s. I’m excited to try that one. Plus, it’s always good to pack in some protein whenever you can when it comes to pasta. As much as I want to sometimes, I can’t eat all carbs for dinner. I have guilt for days.
Try these recipes out and tell me what you think in the comments below.