Today is National Spaghetti Day! I love carbs and I love Italian food, so it naturally follows that I love January 4th! Spaghetti is my “lazy” dish because it’s so easy to make! For me, it’s the best way to clean out the fridge by tossing it with leftover veggies and adding some garlic and marinara sauce.
Around the world, we associate pasta with the Italians, who have revolutionized the dish and invented a wide variety of pasta shapes, some of which are pictured here:
Spaghetti is the most common type of pasta and in Italian, “spaghetti” means “little lines.” Spaghetti is traditionally served with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese, but I like to get creative and add veggies for color and nutrition. To celebrate National Spaghetti Day, I’m sharing my five favorite spaghetti recipes!
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage (bottom middle)
Kale Spinach Pesto (top right)
Parsley & Spinach Spaghetti (bottom right corner)
Pasta Shells with Asparagus (right middle)
Spinach Parmesan Balls (main picture & bottom left)