Today’s National Spaghetti Day, but do you really need a holiday to give you an excuse to cozy up to a bowl of hot, comforting pasta? We encourage you to celebrate this festive day with one of our favorite spaghetti recipes, and in case you need more of a reason to eat some spaghetti, a few of our best posts on why we love the stuff.
12 Reasons to Celebrate National Spaghetti Day
Ellie Krieger’s Pasta Puttanesca
Serve Ellie’s traditional Italian sauce, made with tomatoes, olives, capers and arugula over your favorite pasta any day, but for today, we recommend whole-wheat spaghetti.
Spaghetti and Meatballs: Healthier Than You Think
Find out why this classic dish made our list of 10 Foods That are Healthier Than You Think.
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Good old pasta recipes can easily be turned into a vegetarian dishes. Problem is, pile in tons of cheese and large portions of pasta and watch the calories and heart-clogging saturated fat go through the roof (yes, even vegetarian recipes can be unhealthy!). There are ways to lighten up your lasagna and macaroni and cheese but here are a variety of vegetarian pasta dishes that are delicious and figure-friendly.
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It looks normal. It tastes normal. And this gluten-free comfort dish won’t break the bank. Better still, you can get all the ingredients in a regular grocery store. Great! –Linda Simon
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Spaghetti and meatballs are a big deal in my family, and the idea of slimming down this traditional dish doesn’t go over well. But since an average portion can have as much as 970 calories and 30 grams of fat, making it healthier when you can is smart. Just take it one step at a time.
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