Sunday, April 19, 2020

Spaghetti Recipe Roundup


When folks think of spaghetti, they typically think of the classic spaghetti in meat sauce or with meatballs. It's definitely a favorite, easy to make and easy to teach, and even though it's the version I make most often, I also like variety!

I've put together a collection here of some of my favorite spaghetti recipes, all right here on DeepSouthDish.com, for when you're looking not only for the classic version of spaghetti, but maybe something a little different.





First up, is my classic version of shortcut, semi-homemade spaghetti, using canned tomatoes and sauces.

A great spaghetti sauce, made with onion, garlic, stewed and Rotel tomatoes, Italian and Cajun seasonings, and a little help from canned sauce, but tastes like you cooked it from scratch.
Shortcut Semi-Homemade Spaghetti - A great shortcut spaghetti sauce, made with onion, garlic, stewed and Rotel tomatoes, Italian and Cajun seasonings, and a little help from canned sauce, but tastes like you cooked it from scratch.



In the midst of summer when the fresh, garden tomatoes are coming in though, this is the spaghetti I make. While the shortcut version is delicious, you cannot beat the flavor that comes from fresh tomatoes, especially when they are backyard, homegrown tomatoes.

A homemade spaghetti meat sauce made with fresh tomatoes and ground beef.
Homemade Fresh Tomato Sauce - A homemade spaghetti meat sauce made with fresh tomatoes and ground beef.



The Cajun's Dad often makes his spaghetti with andouille sausage included, and mixes all of the spaghetti and sauce together.

A spaghetti meat sauce made with the trinity and thin slices of spicy, andouille sausage, for a taste of the Deep South.
Deep South Spaghetti with Andouille Sausage - A spaghetti meat sauce made with the trinity and thin slices of spicy, andouille sausage, for a taste of the Deep South.



Speaking of summer veggies, if you love them, you'll enjoy this spaghetti, made with the best of summer vegetables.

A fresh tomato pasta sauce, made with garden vegetables - peppers, squash, zucchini, corn, eggplant, okra, beans - whatever you have! For a protein boost, add leftover roasted chicken, seasoned and sauteed shrimp, cooked ground beef, sausage, or other meats.
Garden Fresh Vegetable Spaghetti - A fresh tomato pasta sauce, made with garden vegetables - peppers, squash, zucchini, corn, eggplant, okra, beans - whatever you have! For a protein boost, add leftover roasted chicken, seasoned and sauteed shrimp, cooked ground beef, sausage, or other meats.



This Aglio e Olio spaghetti is good all on its own, but roast some of those summertime, cherry or grape tomatoes for an extra bonus!

My interpretation of Aglio e Olio, spaghetti, sauteed in olive oil and garlic, tossed with fresh herbs, red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese, and finished with melted tiny tomatoes.
My interpretation of Aglio e Olio spaghetti, sauteed in olive oil and garlic, tossed with fresh herbs, red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese, and finished with melted tiny tomatoes.



This Southernized Spaghetti alla Carbonara is an easy and satisfying pasta dish.

Bacon and Egg Pasta - Southernized Spaghetti alla Carbonara. A simple combination of bacon, country ham or andouille sausage and pasta with cheese, this is a wonderful main dish meal, or even a late night snack!
Bacon and Egg Pasta - Southernized Spaghetti alla Carbonara. A simple combination of bacon, country ham or andouille sausage and pasta with cheese, this is a wonderful main dish meal, or even a late night snack!



I always pick up a couple packages of bacon whenever it's on sale and store them in the freezer, for dishes just like this Bacon Spaghetti!

A quick spaghetti dish made with roasted fresh tomatoes and seasoning vegetables, mushrooms and bacon. Known by a few different names, including Okie Spaghetti and Cowboy Spaghetti, when beef is included.
A quick spaghetti dish made with roasted fresh tomatoes and seasoning vegetables, mushrooms and bacon. Known by a few different names, including Okie Spaghetti and Cowboy Spaghetti, when beef is also included.



This isn't what I would consider to be an authentic Cincinnati or Skyline chili at all. It's my own chili recipe served in the same style and it's delicious!

My homemade beef and bean stovetop chili, served "Cincinnati Style" on a bed of spaghetti noodles and topped with cheese. If you've turned your nose up at this and never tried it, you must try it at least once. I got hooked first bite.
My homemade beef and bean stovetop chili, served "Cincinnati Style" on a bed of spaghetti noodles and topped with cheese. If you've turned your nose up at this and never tried it, you must try it at least once. I got hooked first bite.



This spaghetti is seasoned in the style of Tex-Mex. We love it and it might just find it to be a new favorite for you too!

A one pot spaghetti dish made with ground beef, tomatoes with green chilies, taco seasoning and shredded cheese.
A one pot spaghetti dish made in the style of Tex-Mex, with ground beef, tomatoes with green chilies, taco seasoning and shredded cheese.



A Deep South favorite, this spaghetti is made with a Creole sauce and a roast.

Spaghetti Daube is a well loved Deep South dish and not surprising because it is such a budget stretcher. A slow braised beef, it is cooked in, then shredded & returned to a lovely Creole sauce. Serve over spaghetti noodles.
Spaghetti Daube is a well loved Deep South dish and not surprising because it is such a budget stretcher. A slow braised beef, it is cooked in, then shredded and returned to a lovely Creole sauce. Serve over spaghetti noodles.



Made often in BBQ joints, this spaghetti is made with leftover pulled pork and if you've never tried it, I thin you will be pleasantly surprised.

BBQ Sketti, a spaghetti made with leftover pulled BBQ pork, chicken or beef.
BBQ Sketti, a spaghetti made with leftover pulled BBQ pork, chicken or beef.



My grandmother raised a slew of boys on her own and this dish made with a whole hen, was one she made often because it's tasty and can be stretched for big appetites.

A fresh homemade tomato sauce and a whole cooked hen make for one of my favorite spaghetti dishes in memory of my grandma.
A fresh homemade tomato sauce and a whole cooked hen make for one of my favorite spaghetti dishes in memory of my grandma.



Shrimp Boat Spaghetti is a popular dish here in the Deep South and it's a tasty way to make something a little different with shrimp.

Shrimp Spaghetti, often referred to as shrimp boat spaghetti, because it could easily be made with a scoop out of the day's catch and ingredients easy transported on a shrimp boat. A nice shortcut, tomato based sauce made with shrimp, bell pepper and garlic and tossed with spaghetti noodles.
Shrimp Spaghetti, often referred to as shrimp boat spaghetti, because it could easily be made with a scoop out of the day's catch and ingredients easy transported on a shrimp boat. A nice shortcut, tomato based sauce made with shrimp, bell pepper and garlic and tossed with spaghetti noodles.



I patterned this light crab with pasta dish after one that I got at a popular Biloxi restaurant, now long gone.

A nice light pasta dish made with fresh crab, garden tomatoes, fresh basil, butter and olive oil. Great with other proteins or even all on its own too!
A nice light pasta dish made with fresh crab, garden tomatoes, fresh basil, butter and olive oil. Great with other proteins or even all on its own too!



Pan seared shrimp tossed with a garlic butter sauce and spaghetti.

Garlic and butter scampi pasta with white wine, fresh herbs, lemon and red pepper flakes, tossed with seasoned, pan-seared shrimp.
Garlic and butter scampi pasta with white wine, fresh herbs, lemon and red pepper flakes, tossed with seasoned, pan-seared shrimp.



A little different from my Grandma Mac's chicken spaghetti, this cheesy version is a favorite of many folks.

A well loved casserole dish, this chicken and spaghetti casserole made with chicken, cream soup, onion, garlic and Rotel diced tomato, is loaded with cheesy goodness.
A well loved casserole dish, this chicken and spaghetti casserole made with chicken, cream soup, onion, garlic and Rotel diced tomato, is loaded with cheesy goodness.



A layered tomato based spaghetti casserole.

A perfect potluck casserole, this one feeds a crowd! Using a basic tomato based spaghetti meat sauce as a base with layer of spaghetti noodles & cheese, finished with a cream soup topping.
A perfect potluck casserole, this one feeds a crowd! Using a basic tomato based spaghetti meat sauce as a base with layer of spaghetti noodles and cheese, finished with a cream soup topping.



If you have a few cups of leftover sauce, this soup is a great way to use it.

Spaghetti Lover's Soup is easily made either from scratch, or using leftover meat sauce and spaghetti noodles or store-bought pasta sauce. Starting with The Trinity of southern cooking and adding carrots, provides intense flavor to this broth and tomato based soup. Spoon over pasta, sprinkle with a bit of parsley, torn fresh basil and freshly grated Parmesan for a nice finish. Pair it with some garlic bread or slices of a crusty, whole grain bread.
Spaghetti Lover's Soup is easily made either from scratch, or using leftover meat sauce and spaghetti noodles or store-bought pasta sauce. Starting with The Trinity of southern cooking and adding carrots, provides intense flavor to this broth and tomato based soup. Spoon over pasta, sprinkle with a bit of parsley, torn fresh basil and freshly grated Parmesan for a nice finish. Pair it with some garlic bread or slices of a crusty, whole grain bread.



Though not a hot dish, how could I leave out this spaghetti salad?!

A cold spaghetti salad, made with angel hair, vermicelli or thin spaghetti, Italian dressing, fresh tomatoes and a variety of add-ins.
A cold spaghetti salad, made with angel hair, vermicelli or thin spaghetti, Italian dressing, fresh tomatoes and a variety of add-ins.


I hope you enjoy my collection of spaghetti recipes and be sure to check back occasionally as I add to the list.


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