Spaghetti – that classic Italian dish that everyone loves! Spaghetti is undeniably delicious, but can sometimes not be so good for us, due to the start, pasta sauces, and various other ingredients that are incorporated into the dish. But spaghetti doesn't always have to be unhealthy! Here are 10 great ways to prepare a healthy version of spaghetti that will please both your taste buds and your waistline!
1. Spaghetti Alla Carbonara
(Recipe From EatingWell)
Yes, this is spaghetti, but not necessarily the spaghetti dish you are used to! This recipe from EatingWell requires a few more steps, but tastes just as good! Canadian bacon, chicken broth, and eggs are just a few of the unorthodox ingredients for a spaghetti dish, but they all come together to bring a lighter, more hearty dish that is sure to satisfy even the most hungry consumer!
2. Spaghetti Frittata
(Recipe From Back to Her Roots)
You read it right – spaghetti frittata! You don't have to wait for dinner time to have your spaghetti – use this recipe to enjoy it for breakfast or lunch! This is also a great way to use your leftovers if you had spaghetti the night before! Simply gather the ingredients you use to make both spaghetti and your basic frittata and you're good to go!
3. Aunt Liz's Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
(Recipe From MyRecipes)
Are you a fan of chicken spaghetti but don't want to worry with all the calories? Check out this recipe from Aunt Liz! This recipe is super simple to make and is under 300 calories! The recipe also contains 19 grams of protein and doesn't require many ingredients to make! Luckily this casserole yields two casseroles that have four servings in each, so you won't have to worry about stretching the recipe for your family!
4. Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash
(Recipe From Sweet Treats & More)
If you want to stray from your conventional spaghetti, try out some spaghetti squash! If you aren't familiar, spaghetti squash is a fruit that has a stringy flesh like that of spaghetti, especially when boiled. This buffalo chicken recipe from Kristy of Sweet Treats & More is not only hearty and satisfying, but also oh so delicious!
5. Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash
(Recipe From Taste and Tell)
Maybe buffalo chicken spaghetti squash is too hot for you; let's tone things down with this spinach artichoke spaghetti squash recipe from Deborah of Taste and Tell! Spinach and Artichoke dip typically isn't the most healthy snack to indulge in, but this twist on the recipe gives it a healthier and more intriguing feel! Not only that, but the spaghetti squash also cuts out some of the calories of your typical pasta!
6. Healthy Spaghetti And Meatballs
(Recipe From Steamy Kitchen)
Okay, okay spaghetti squash isn't for everyone, so I'll get back to the basics. Jaden from Steamy Kitchen takes us back to our classic spaghetti and meatballs, but sneaks a small twist in: the meatballs are made from silken tofu. Before you cringe in fear, grate some onion in the meat and make the meatballs up – you'll be surprised by how good they taste!
7. Spaghetti Squash With Mushrooms And Parmesan
(Recipe From Pickled Plum)
I had to share another spaghetti squash recipe with you guys! Caroline of Pickled Plum gives us a great recipe that is full of flavor! Caroline also takes the liberty of giving a breakdown of some of the ingredients, like mushrooms, parsley, and garlic to explain why they are good for you and the significance they have in our health – how nice of her! This recipe takes a little over an hour to make and is only 99 calories!
8. Baked Whole Wheat Spaghetti Casserole With Turkey Italian Sausage And Mozzarella
(Recipe From Kalyn's Kitchen)
For those of us who are on a strict diet, Kalyn gives us an option that won't make us feel guilty afterwards! This recipe contains low-fat, low-sugar, and low-glycemic ingredients that will keep you from packing on the extra calories! So don't be shy, dig in!
9. Spaghetti Carbonara
(Recipe From PopSugar)
Lizzie Fuhr understands that carbonara is a popular dish, but not always the most healthy. That is why she gives us this great recipe to help slash some of the extra calories and fat from the pasta dish. This recipe is actually fairly easy to make and contains seven grams of fiber and eighteen grams of protein!
10. Spaghetti And Meatballs
(Recipe From Women's Health Magazine)
If you want to go completely outside of the box with your spaghetti recipe, this one from Women's Health Magazine is just the one for you! Instead of pasta, sweet potato is used as the noodles for the dish and ground turkey is implemented into the meatballs. Want to know another great thing about this dish? It's full of fiber – 37 grams!