There’s no better feeling than serving up a big pot of pasta to your family and friends. As a meal that never fails, you just know they will love it. But if you’re looking to surprise with your next spaghetti dish, these creative takes on everyone’s favourite pasta will take your mid-week meals to a whole new level. Whether you’re looking for a healthy wholemeal option or are adopting a meat-free mantra, you’re sure to find a recipe that will please every time.
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Spaghetti with pesto
This authentic Italian spaghetti carbonara uses egg yolks to achieve its iconic silky texture.
Five-ingredient one-pot spaghetti and meatballs
Using beef sausages to make your meatballs and 5 simple ingredients in your handy slow cooker we create a satisfying weeknight meal.
Spaghetti with meatballs & cherry tomatoes
Dish up this classic kids’ favourite for dinner and watch them devour it. Spaghetti and meatballs is well loved for good reason.
Spaghetti with oil and garlic
Tomato, pepper & green bean spaghetti
Spaghetti with anchovies and garlic breadcrumbs
Simple and delicious, this pasta dish can be on the dinner table in just half an hour. Don’t be frightened of the anchovies; topped with the garlic breadcrumbs, they give a wonderful flavour.
Smoked salmon spaghetti with pea pesto
Simple yet special, the ideal dish to serve up to friends when you’re celebrating in a relaxed style.
Spelt spaghetti with cherry tomato sauce and vongole
Spaghetti with tomato and white bean sauce
Like a spaghetti pie with an eggplant, parmesan and breadcrumb crust, this Sicilian spaghetti is rich, earthy and very satisfying. Perfect for filling up on a cold evening or for lunch after a stiff weekend walk.
Reconnect with childhood memories and sit down with a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. With a rich tomato sauce this classic dish stays strong
Spaghetti with chilli garlic prawns
This prawn, chilli and garlic spaghetti gets loads of flavour from a simple stock made using heads and tails of the prawns.
Mediterranean eggplant pasta cake
A Mediterranean classic dish that looks and tastes delicious.
Zucchini ‘spaghetti’ with tomato and fetta
Spaghetti-like strands are created from zucchini in this recipe instead of any actual pasta, which also makes this dish a great gluten-free option.
Chilli, lemon and garlic spaghetti
This light pasta dish can be ready in just half an hour, making it a great choice for midweek dinners.
Zesty lemon and rocket pesto spaghetti
A fresh and vibrant zesty lemon and rocket pesto spaghetti from Australian Women’s Weekly.
Spaghetti with chilli garlic prawns
Just 20 minutes in the kitchen is all it takes to get this delicious pasta ready. Chunky bit of prawns combined with the heat of garlic and chillies, with just a hint of tart capers – it’s a flavour fest for sure.
Crab and zucchini spaghetti
Replace carb-heavy spaghetti with thinly-sliced zucchini for a fresh twist on a classic crab pasta that takes no time to prepare.
Pumpkin spaghetti with creamy bacon sauce
This recipe is great for those who are trying to reduce carbs from their diet.
This dinner winner never fails to delight both young and old in the family.
Slow cooker bolognese sauce
Let dinner take care of itself.
Spaghetti with artichokes, asparagus and peas
Enjoy the bounty of spring with this delicious pasta which takes advantage of in-season asparagus, pea, and artichoke.
Spaghetti with garlic, oil and chilli
Camping food doesn’t need to be complicated or boring! This quick and simple pasta is easy to whip up at the campground.
Slow cook this family favourite to really intensify the flavours.
Pasta ‘bolognese’ your way
Pick your choice of protein – chicken or veal and pork mince or lentils – to create this simple bolognese recipe. Try one then try them all.
Summer spaghetti with peas and ham
Enjoy the classic pea and ham combo in a tasty, light summer pasta.
Spaghetti with mushrooms and breadcrumbs
Wholemeal spaghetti with green lentils, mushrooms and parsley butter
Keep healthy and satisfied with this wholemeal spaghetti with green lentils, mushrooms and parsley butter.
Wholemeal vegetable spaghetti with garlic crumbs
This scrummy and healthy wholemeal spaghetti with broccolini and garlic crumbs is a great for a weeknight dinner. One of those meals that makes you feel good while it does you good!
Spaghetti with radicchio, pear, blue cheese and walnuts
Pasta bianco literally means white pasta, as it is cooked without tomatoes. lt’s a really cheap and simple dish but has a beautiful silky texture and is full of flavour.
A classic, easy seafood pasta made using a mix of fresh seafood tossed through a simple, tasty tomato sauce.
Garlic prawn, white wine and rocket spaghetti
Packed full of flavour, this tasty prawn pasta dish, tossed in a fragrant white wine sauce, is quick to make and is perfect for a romantic night-in.
Pasta with mushrooms and lentils
Perfect for dinner or lunch this pasta dish takes less than half an hour to make. It’s a healthy vegetarian option, filled with tasty mushrooms and lentils.
Tender, perfectly cooked calamari is beautiful tossed through light spaghettini to create this divine seafood pasta dish. Cooked with a zesty sauce, it’s perfect for light dinner any time of year.
Kale, chilli and parmesan pasta
This kale, chilli and parmesan pasta is packed with bags of flavour and heat, and makes for a quick and nutritious dinner idea!
Spinach and broccolini pasta with rocket and walnut pesto
The walnuts in this divine homemade pesto offer a veritable array of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Plus, it tastes incredible tossed through this tasty vegetarian pasta dish.
Pasta with spinach, mushrooms and almonds
This delectable vegetarian pasta is packed with mushrooms, pecorino and crunchy almonds. Delish! It’s also good for diabetics.