I hosted a round of Pasta Please for Jac from Tinned Tomatoes in February and asked everyone to contribute with their ideas for recipes using spaghetti.
It’s such a staple in our house, but if i’m honest I don’t branch out further than using a handful of recipes, so it was great to get some inspiration from the entries that followed.
(Left) Spaghetti with Mushroom, Spinach and Pancetta Tomato Sauce from Julie’s Family Kitchen looks like a comforting bowl of deliciousness packed with big flavours and plenty of nutritious goodies.
(Centre) Chili Con Carne from The Worktop is presented with spaghetti instead of rice. It’s funny how we get stuck in our ways with making certain dishes with rice and others with pasta, but it makes perfect sense to me to have chilli with spaghetti.
(Right) Spaghetti with almond and mushroom sauce from Family – Friends – Food sounds nutty and perfect for putting some energy back into the kids after a busy day at school.
(Left) Lentil Marinara with Spaghetti Squash from The Taste Space is an amazing Vegan feast, and a tasty and healthy way around not using flour-based pasta. I’d be really interested to give this a try.
(Centre) Splendiferous Spaghetti from Spicy, Quirky and Serendipitous combines zingy lemon marinated fish fillets with tomato spaghetti which sounds glorious to me. The boys love white fish so I’m going to add this to our meal plan this week.
(Right) Cheese Stuffed Meatballs from Caroline Makes look rich and juicy. We don’t have meatballs very often as I tend to use Quorn ones to save cooking two types of food, but these certainly look worth rolling out for a special meaty treat.
(Left) Lemon and leek spaghetti with crispy bacon from the Feeding Boys kitchen is super quick and simple and full of the bold flavours I love to cheer up a winter’s evening.
And to bring February’s Pasta Please round-up to a close we have a supertasty looking Italian Spaghetti with Prawns and Summer Spaghetti Salad from My Kitchette. I’d never thought to use spaghetti in a pasta salad, but this looks divine flecked with nuggets of cheese and bright veggies.
Thanks to everyone for sharing their spaghetti ideas, and be sure to check out the March edition of Pasta Please over on Michelle’s blog Utterly Scrummy where the theme is tomatoes.