Get Creative With These Fantastic Spaghetti Recipes

Spaghetti with tomato sauce and parmesan is always a winner. It's very hard to go wrong when you're cooking the dish, nearly everyone you know likes eating it, and the ingredients are super cheap. But if you want to get a little more creative with the preparation, we recommend giving these two wonderfully inventive recipes a try...

1. Fried Spaghetti Balls

You'll Need:

  • 14 oz capellini (very fine spaghetti)
  • 6 fl oz tomato sauce with pieces
  • 1 lb ricotta
  • 3 oz bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 3 oz parmesan
  • 1 pinch of salt

When serving:

  • grated parmesan
  • finished bolognese sauce
  • parsley

Here's How:

1.1 Cook the spaghetti and drain them. Leave the pasta to cool before transferring it to a bowl.

1.2 Add all of the other ingredients and mix everything together.

1.3 Use an ice cream scoop and your hands to form small spaghetti balls and fry them in oil at 325°F for about 3 minutes.

Serve the Fried Spaghetti Balls with bolognese sauce, grated parmesan and parsley.

2. Spaghetti Sushi

You'll Need:

  • 6 oz spaghetti
  • 4 oz ricotta
  • 3 fl oz tomato sauce with pieces
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 5 mini meatballs (about 1 oz each)
  • 6 fl oz tomato sauce for serving
  • parmesan for serving
  • basil for serving

You'll also need:

  • sushi mat
  • plastic foil

Here's How:

2.1 Cook the spaghetti, refresh with cold water and leave the pasta to cool. Stretch out some plastic foil on a chopping board and line up each individual spaghetti side by side.

2.2 Cut both ends of the pasta so that it's straight — you should now have a spaghetti rectangle in front of you.

2.3 Mix the ricotta with the tomato sauce and grated parmesan.

2.4 Now place the spaghetti rectangle with the foil on a sushi mat. Spread about 3 tbsp of the ricotta mixture on the left third of the pasta (leave a small margin free) and place 5 cooked meatballs on top of the mixture.

2.5 Next, use the sushi mat to roll everything up. Remove the foil, leave the roll to cool and then cut it into 5 equally-sized pieces.

Garnish the Spaghetti Sushi with tomato sauce, grated parmesan and fresh basil.

As you can see, it's fairly easy to mix things up a bit for lunchtime! And whichever way you prepare it, spaghetti with tomato sauce does the job every time.

Can't get enough of our pasta dishes? Check out the Flying Pasta Recipe from the bonus video.


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