Must-Try Pasta Recipes: 3 Creative Spins to the Classic Spaghetti

Spaghetti is a dish that is well-loved all over the world. It could be as simple with just tomato sauce or as fancy with giant meatballs. Both the pasta and the dish, both called spaghetti, is truly a classic. Why not add a unique spin to it and surprise your guests or family?

Here are delicious, creative spins to the classic spaghetti:

Creamy Bacon and Beer Pasta

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram spaghetti, cooked to al dente
  • 3 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 6-8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups sweet grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup dark beer
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese

Mix bacon and onion in a large pan and cook over medium low heat for 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Add beer and tomatoes and cook to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and continue cooking until tomatoes pop. Remove from heat. Whisk eggs in a large bowl and slowly add in bacon and beer mixture, mix until all ingredients are well-combined. Place pasta in the sauce and toss to coat well. Top with parmesan cheese.

Yummy Avocado Spaghetti

What you need:

  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup spaghetti, cooked to al dente
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Combine the avocado, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Pulse until mixture is smooth. Place pasta in a large bowl then pour sauce over it. Toss well to coat pasta with sauce. Add more salt and pepper if desired.

Tropical Zucchini Spaghetti

What you need:

  • 1 cup spaghetti, cooked to al dente
  • 2 zucchini, sliced thinly lengthwise
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat then cook zucchini for about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, rosemary and sage. Continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes more or until zucchini is cooked through. Place pasta in the pan then top with feta cheese and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine all ingredients well. Transfer to serving platter, sprinkle with olive oil and top with Parmesan before serving.

These must-try pasta recipes are all you need to enjoy your next serving of spaghetti!

Alicia D. Walker

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