7 Delicious Spaghetti Dishes For Pasta Lovers
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Spaghetti is a type of pasta that has a very thin and long noodle-like shape. The word spaghetti is derived from the Italian word spaghetti, which means ‘little cord.’ It is generally made from durum wheat semolina and all-purpose flour. It is one of the most beloved types of pasta in Italian cuisine and is cooked in different ways around the world. 

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Although in the contemporary world, spaghetti is generally considered of Italian origin, it is believed that the oldest known noodles, like spaghetti, were cooked in the Mediterranean. These were initially made from eggs and wheat. It is believed that the concept of spaghetti was brought to Italy by the Arab rulers in the 18th century. Here are some different types of spaghetti dishes one can cook at home.

* Garlic And Olive Oil Spaghetti 

Garlic and olive oil spaghetti is a very soulful and simple dish that is cooked by using minimal ingredients like red pepper flakes, olive oil, garlic, and some parsley. It is cooked by using a lot of fresh Parmesan cheese to give it a creamy taste and texture. Taste-wise, the spaghetti is very lightly spiced and cooked till it becomes soft and edible. This is a very famous dish in Italy and can be prepared within 15 to 20 minutes.

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* Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is a classic dish that is prepared by using a lot of different types of ingredients. This includes onions, herbs, tomatoes, and some sort of protein like chicken or lamb. The dish is made by using the special Bolognese sauce that was invented in Bologna in the late 18th century. This dish is also native to Italy and is cooked to celebrate special occasions. The generous use of tomatoes gives it a tangy flavour, and the herbs give it the necessary kick of flavour. Using some sort of meat makes the spaghetti dish extremely fulfilling.

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* Spaghetti Carbonara

Carbonara is a special type of spaghetti dish that is made using eggs, hard cheese, fatty pork, and a lot of black pepper. Generally, people also like to use bacon slices to make this soulful spaghetti dish. The luscious carbonara sauce is cooked by using some beaten eggs with hot pasta and a small amount of fat from bacon. As per an Italian story, the spaghetti carbonara was invented by a young Italian army chef in the 1940s. Taste-wise, the carbonara spaghetti has a very smoky and peppery taste.

* Clam Sauce Spaghetti 

Clam sauce spaghetti is another Italian spaghetti dish that is made by using a special sauce made from clams. The sauce is specifically made by using ingredients like white wine, garlic, and olive oil. Some people also like to add tomatoes to the sauce. The dish has a very rich flavour of garlic, and the use of red peppers adds a fiery touch to it. The dish is believed to have originated in Naples and then became very popular in other regions like Rome. One can find this dish in two varieties: with tomatoes or without tomatoes.

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* Vegetarian Spaghetti Primavera

Vegetarian spaghetti primavera is an extremely colourful dish that is loaded with a lot of fresh vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, and zucchini. It is a very light and fibrous dish that is perfect for people who want to have healthy vegetables but in a delicious way. The spaghetti and vegetables are lightly seasoned with a sauce that is made from tomatoes and olive oil. For seasoning, a lot of red chilli flakes and Parmesan cheese are sprinkled on the top of the pasta.

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* Spaghetti Puttanesca 

Spaghetti Puttanesca is a savoury and tangy spaghetti dish that has very evident flavours of tomatoes, garlic, and olives. The dish was invented in Naples in the mid-20th century. Around the world, spaghetti is made with a lot of fresh tomatoes and anchovies. The sauce of this spaghetti is described as very briny. A lot of people also like to add vinegar to the dish, so it is perfect for people who want to have a tantalising taste in their food. The dish has an extremely pungent aroma.

* Spaghetti Alle Vongole

Spaghetti Alle Vongole is made using clams and special Italian herbs like basil and rosemary. Initially, the clams are cooked in white wine along with the natural juice of the clams. This helps make the spaghetti a perfectly rich source. A lot of fresh garlic cloves are also added to give the spaghetti a distinct garlicky taste. On top of that, people would like to add some shredded Parmesan cheese for that final touch.