From spaghetti carbonara to spaghetti bolognese and more unusual ideas, our recipes are a pasta lover’s dream. We have a range of inspiring vegetarian pastas (more here) such as our spaghetti with kale, garlic and chilli – super simple and quick, making it perfect for a midweek supper.
Or if time is on your hands, then try our ultimate spaghetti and meatballs, with expert tips from our cookery team to impress family and friends at the weekend. Crossing over cuisines from Italian (try our best Italian recipes here) to Spanish is easier than you might think with spaghetti; use pasta instead of rice in the Valencian speciality, Fideuà a la mariners.
- Use regular or wholewheat spaghetti for these recipes
Tinned sardines are a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and essential oils. Let them shine in this quick and easy Sardinian spaghetti dish.
Make a low-calorie, smooth and creamy pasta sauce in 15 minutes using just cottage cheese, milk, garlic granules and a little cornflour... magic!
20 minutes is all it takes to make this mean midweek pasta dish, flavoured with all the good things: white wine, butter, olive oil and prawns.
Pair earthy brussels sprouts with plenty of cream, pancetta, garlic, white wine and lemon for a genius spaghetti tea for two.
Make the most of cauliflower in this low-calorie pasta with lightly toasted pine nuts and sweet smoked paprika.
Change up classic beef for turkey in this comforting midweek meal ready in under an hour.
Stir rose harissa through spaghetti and juicy cherry tomatoes for a high-fibre, low-calorie vegetarian dinner.
Take this cult pasta up a notch with a spike of briny shellfish.
Ready in just 15 minutes this simple pasta recipe is tossed in a smooth yet fiery gazpacho sauce.
Creamy, classic spaghetti carbonara is a real crowd-pleaser. We love it with parmesan and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Try our other quick and easy pasta dishes here.
Packed with plenty of flavour and topped with nutty parmesan this classic Italian recipe is a great weekend dish for the family. Check out our extra tips from the olive cookery team to make this the best spaghetti and meatballs you'll ever try...
Spaghetti alle vongole (clams) makes a classic Italian supper. The lovely rich sauce is a combination of dry white wine with the natural clam juice, making a lovely accompaniment for the salty samphire.
Fancy a big-on-flavour, easy-on-the-waistband pasta dinner ready in under an hour? Us too! Try our Sicilian veggie caponata spaghetti with aubergines, capers and olives.
A twist on the classic spaghetti carbonara recipe using marmite. Love it or hate it – as they say! We think it gives a delicious flavour – add a generous sprinkle of parmesan and parsley.
Check out this super simple spaghetti recipe with crunchy chorizo and crispy sourdough breadcrumbs. Use sourdough that’s a day or two old for extra-crunchy pangritata.
Try our fresh and simple vegetarian spaghetti recipe with creamy mozzarella, smashed olives and ajvar. Ajvar, a sauce traditionally from the Balkans and made up primarily of red peppers, is super quick and easy to whip up, perfect for summer.
Looking for a way to use up spaghetti?
Try our spaghetti aranci idea
Use wholewheat spaghetti for a healthier pasta sinner, served with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon (it's a great vegan dinner idea for guests).
Need a quick and easy meal that's packed with flavour? Make dinner in a flash with these no-cook spaghetti sauces.
Check out this quick and easy spaghetti recipe with crispy chorizo and crunchy pangritata. Pangritata, sometimes called poor man’s parmesan, is a mix of fried breadcrumbs and herbs used add flavour and texture to pasta dishes.
A chilli con carne, but not as we know it. The unusual Mediterranean spicing with finely ground meat is simmered low and slow until it melts in the mouth and served over spaghetti. Order it ‘five ways’ and you’ll get beans, cheese and onions on top, too.
The simplest store-cupboard pasta, so for this it's best to use a good-quality spaghetti – De Cecco is widely available now and is worth the extra money. Increase the pepper if you dare to spice it up, but this amount is a good starting point. We also have Padella's famous cacio e pepe recipe here.
This healthy, quick vegetarian meal uses only five ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes. For more quick, healthy recipes, click here.
This is a classic Italian staple that you can cook and eat now, or freeze for later. Just serve them simply with pasta for a delicious quick dinner during the week.
This super-easy vegetarian pasta sauce couldn't be easier. Just mix marinated artichokes from a jar with lemon juice and parmesan, then tip in hot cooked pasta and toss together. Ready in the time it takes to set the table!
We love how this easy meal tastes so fresh with the punchy gremolata, a traditional herb condiment made from parsley. The elegant seafood dish will serve two and you could swap the spaghetti for linguine.
Tetrazzini is an American pasta dish with a creamy sauce and either poultry or seafood. This is our take on it using turkey, try using your Christmas leftovers.
This is a similar recipe to our vongole recipe above – minus the samphire, but equally delicious. Serve as a main for two or a starter for four.
Spaghetti with anchovy, chilli and breadcrumbs is an Italian cucina povera, poor man’s, pasta dish, made from ingredients found in even the most basic of Italian kitchens. Its humble beginnings should not put you off making this classic pasta recipe – it’s delicious.