Each time I tell my boys we're having spaghetti for dinner, they invariably break out into the spaghetti song: "On top of spaghetti, all covered in cheese, I lost my poor meatball... ."
This actually inspired me to find different types of toppings for spaghetti to make up for that lost meatball!
Parents.com offers a great selection of spaghetti recipes that not only taste good but are easy for an on-the-go mom to prepare. Oh, and the variety has helped me keep my kids entertained as we try to change the lyrics of the song to suit the dish!
This healthy recipe uses whole- wheat pasta and gets its creaminess not from heavy cream but Greek yogurt! I often use the 2 percent yogurt for this dish. While you can use mushrooms of your choice, my kiddos prefer the small, white button mushrooms.
In this super simple recipe, spaghetti is topped with baked turkey meatballs. I often make the meatballs in bulk and freeze them. When I'm ready to make the dish, I just defrost and reheat the meatballs and then proceed with the recipe.
This is our go-to dish when I forget to go to the grocery store and there's nothing in the pantry but spaghetti and nothing in the fridge but a few leaves of spinach. I like to top mine with extra red pepper flakes.
This is a "make it and forget about it until dinnertime" dish. Use your slow cooker to make this simple, hearty meal.
This dish is a Mom-and-Dad favorite in our house. The kids don't really love clams and aren't allowed dishes with wine, so I make this when we're on our own without the kids in tow.
I always end up having to divide this dish in two: Two of us like anchovies, and the other two don't. So half of the dish gets anchovies and the other half gets tuna.
This is our family favorite, hands down. If you don't like pancetta, you can use diced cooked chicken, Italian sausage, or turkey. I always use whole wheat pasta to make this dish and throw in a few leaves of baby spinach for some added nutrition and flavor.
My kids were tickled to find that spaghetti can come in a pie! We pair this dish with crusty bread and a small green salad.
This lovely vegetarian dish tastes best when served as soon as it is prepared. Also, don't overcook the vegetables, as they will lose their crunch and nutrition. I often add carrots and other vegetables to this dish.
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