If we had to eat one thing for dinner for the rest of our lives, we could certainly make a case for spaghetti. It’s versatile, delicious and even a little bit sexy (just ask Lady and the Tramp). Most importantly, it’s generally super quick to throw together—especially on the dreaded weeknight. Here are 12 easy spaghetti recipes that we rely on day in and day out.
12 Spaghetti Recipes Easy Enough for Weeknights
3. Spaghetti With Avocado Pasta Sauce
Everyone knows that carbs + avocado is a match made in heaven (see toast; also chips and guacamole). So, why not throw pasta into the mix? Combining avocado with garlic, lemon juice and some of the pasta water makes a savory, creamy sauce that’s ready in minutes.
5. One-pot, 15-minute Pasta Limone
We tend to think of spaghetti as a heavy, sauce-laden thing, but this springy dish is actually—gasp—light and refreshing. Plus, it’s ready in no time and leaves no dirty dishes, so it’s basically on our menu for the rest of our lives.
7. Classic Baked Spaghetti
When you’re craving lasagna, but you don’t want to spend all day layering noodles and béchamel, this is the baked pasta for you. Just cook the spaghetti, toss it all with butter and Parm, and then top with sauce and cheese. Voilà—comfort food is well within reach.
12. Easy Vegan Pesto-parmesan Spaghetti With Zucchini
A super-healthy, totally plant-based meal that’s ready in under 30 minutes? Consider all of our problems solved.