Make Spaghetti like an Italian Grandma – with This Collection of Authentic Recipes

Here’s another list of Spaghetti Recipes for all of you Italian food lovers out there who can’t get enough spaghetti! There are just so many different ways you can cook this age-old delicious dish, and we’re going to give you thirty new ways to do it! Spaghetti! We all had those days in college when we had nothing to eat but spaghetti and tomato sauce, spaghetti and cheese, spaghetti and ground beef, spaghetti and garlic butter, and spaghetti casseroles. We came up with every variation possible, simply out of necessity. Thank God for spaghetti – it kept us from starving for all of those years, kept our bellies full so we could study for that algebra exam.

We know what we’ve done with it, but did you ever think about what spaghetti is, where spaghetti came from, and how spaghetti got to be so popular? Spaghetti is a type of pasta most often made from water mixed with milled wheat, but it can be made with other types of flour. Although spaghetti has been an Italian staple since time immemorial and many believe it was discovered by the Italians, it can actually be traced back to the ancient Chinese. There’s a popular story of the great Venetian voyager, Marco Polo, travelling to China and eating spaghetti for the first time. He loved it so much, he brought it back to Venice and it has been a delicacy in Italy ever since. Of course, the type of spaghetti Marco Polo ate in China would have been very different from the kind of spaghetti the Italians create today. The Chinese spaghetti would have probably been made with rice flour rather than wheat, and a little more like the Italian “lasagna”. Although there is much speculation over the historical accuracy of this story, it’s fun to think about! One thing’s for sure: spaghetti did NOT originate in Italy, but it became popular there. And so, over at the “Cooking with Nona” website, you will find all kinds of spaghetti recipes – one for every imaginable occasion! Most of them are as easy as they are quick, and many come from different regions of Italy. It will be so much fun to experiment with them because you’ll have a different spaghetti recipe for almost every day of the month!

There’s a recipe for Christmas Pasta, a recipe for Easy Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs and Garlic, and a recipe for Homemade Troccoli with Tomatoes and Arugula! You’ll also find a Mediterranean Garden Spaghetti recipe, a Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe, and a Neapolitan Spaghetti Pie recipe – but that’s not all!There’s a Spaghetti with Scampi, Spaghetti with Spinach, Spaghetti with Pancetta and Rosemary, and Spaghetti with String Beans. We’re tempted to list them all for you, but these are just a few and you will have to check them out for yourself. Cooking with Nonna is an excellent website! If you love Italian food, this blog is one of the best resources you can find on the web for authentic Italian cuisine.

“And who is Nonna?” you ask. Well, it’s really not who but what! “Nonne” means “Grandmothers” in Italian, so “Cooking with Nonna” means cooking with Grandma. Pretty cool, huh? The creators of this website have been collecting the best Italian recipes – from the most famous to the most obscure – from all of the grandmothers across Italy. Who knows food better than our moms and grandmothers? No-one! Who remembers the best recipes that their ancestors have passed down for generations? Grandmothers, that’s who. And so, the “Cooking with Nonna” site is all about preserving the best recipes from the wise women elders so they can be passed down for many generations to come.

Learn MORE / Get RECIPE at Cooking with Nonna

To help with slow website load, we have put all photos for this article here: View photo gallery.