Pantry pasta is your suppertime saviour on those busy weeknights when you’re short on time but crave a home-cooked meal. Whether you like your noodles slathered in sauce or tossed with seafood, we’ve got some simple and delicious recipes the entire family will happily devour.
Pasta al Tonno
A jar of bruschetta and canned flaked tuna come together for a flavourful and healthy dinner that takes mere minutes to make.
One-Pot Spaghetti With Fresh Tomato Sauce
This dish is a real weeknight winner. Just pick up some fresh tomatoes, basil, dried pasta and sharp Parmesan — and 20 minutes later you’ll have a no-fuss dinner on the table.
The Pioneer Woman’s Spaghetti Carbonara
Treat your noodles to a creamy, Parmesan-filled sauce paked with pieces of crispy, smoked pancetta in every bite. With only six pantry and freezer-friendly ingredients, this pasta dish will be your weeknight go-to.
Tomatoes: Spaghettini with Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce
Irregularly shaped, too-ripe tomatoes get diced and cooked down for a lighter, warm-weather take on pasta.
Vegetarian Polpette and Spaghetti in Italian Tomato Sauce
Crunchy panko breadcrumbs, fresh herbs and sharp Parmesan cheese make a scrumptious vegetarian version of classic Italian meatballs. Pair with a homemade tomato sauce filled with fresh garlic, chili flakes and a splash of white wine for good measure.
Spaghetti and Meatball ‘Stoup’
All the comfort of soup with the flavours and heartiness of spaghetti, Rachael Ray hits it out of the park with this fusion of two comfort food favourites.
Real Meatballs and Spaghetti
Veal, pork and beef create mouth-watering meatballs that are perfect for tossing with al dente spaghetti and a Chianti marinara sauce in this dinnertime favourite.
Spaghetti Aglio E Olio
You can’t get much better than this effortless five-ingredient Italian dish. Lightly sauteed garlic delivers big aroma and delicate flavour that pairs perfectly with Pecorino cheese.
Weeknight Spaghetti and Meatballs
This quick and easy combo takes the stress out of planning weeknight dinners. Not to mention it’s completely satisfying and delicious.
Healthy Pasta with Spicy Crab
Plenty of protein, olive oil and a bit of fiery chili make this pasta dish a lighter option than traditional spaghetti recipes. Instead of white pasta, try a whole grain alternative, and round out the meal with a big salad.
Vegan Scallops with Spaghetti, Crispy Kale and Pomegranates
This playful interpretation of scallop pasta uses mushrooms, a surprising source of vegan protein, along with fibre-rich kale, pomegranates and wholegrain pasta. You won’t miss any cheese or meat with this filling main course.
Kids' Spaghetti and Meatballs
Put your little chefs to work helping to roll and shape the meatballs. While the meatballs cook, boil pasta and heat tomato sauce to complete the meal. It’s an Italian classic that’s a hit with kids in the kitchen and at the dinner table.
Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
Spaghetti is a no-brainer for quick and satisfying suppers that no one will protest, but sometimes you just make too much! Make the most of leftover noodles in this delicious casserole recipe featuring a savoury mushroom sauce, baked with chicken and shredded cheese.
Transform your leftover turkey with this delicious spaghetti dish. Trust us — it will not go to waste.
Spaghetti with Veal and Mushrooms au Gratin
If you’ve never had your spaghetti ‘au gratin,’ you’re in for a treat. This hearty pasta dish is already bursting with fresh herbs, veal and garlic simmered in a rich tomato sauce. But topping with a gooey Canadian cheese gives it an elegant and indulgent touch.
Baked Spaghetti with Broccoli
A straightforward pasta bake that breaths new life into your leftover noodles. Feel free to mix the broccoli into the pasta, or serve broccoli on the side for picky eaters.
Spaghetti with Pecan-Herb Pesto
Adding a dose of pesto to your spaghetti is a great way to show off that rich green colour found in basil leaves.
A kid-friendly dinner casserole that makes the most of pasta night leftovers. Serve this spaghetti bake by the slice and throw in some leftover Italian sausage for extra flavour.
Parmigiano and Herb Chicken Breast Tenders
Chicken tenders get the parm treatment for a fast and easy homemade version of the beloved Italian-American dish.
For a quick and delicious leftover chicken pasta dinner, mix shredded chicken together with pancetta, then add the spaghetti and cheesy, herb cream sauce and finish it off with walnuts and lemon zest.
Whole Grain Spaghetti With Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms
This hearty Italian meal is served with Pecorino Romano cheese, toasted almonds and a rich, creamy sauce bursting with Brussels sprouts, mushrooms and garlic.
Spaghetti nests are served atop marinara, and topped with mini bocconcini balls to resemble eggs in this entertaining-worthy dish that’s sure to impress any guest!
Spaghetti with Pinot Grigio and Seafood
Bright, colourful and brimming with big seafood flavour, this stunning pasta from Giada can be made in just 20 minutes. Make sure to add the arugula at the end, and lightly toss right before serving. Enjoy!
Spicy Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti
Lean ground turkey, prosciutto, Italian pork sausage and a spiced bread mixture make the base for these mouth-watering meatballs. Top spaghetti with lots of marinara and meatballs, and serve with freshly grated Parmesan.
Sunday Gravy and Macaroni
A traditional supper for Rachael Ray, her grandpa used to make this tasty dish, consisting — of macaroni (spaghetti), Sunday gravy (marinara sauce), and slow-cooked meats — on Sundays for his 10 children. So you know for certain this recipe is crowd-pleaser!
Drunken Spaghetti with Black Kale
The “drunken” element of this spaghetti comes from the addition of dry Italian red wine, which also gives the pasta its vibrant purple hue.
Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Creamy, peppery and oh-so delicious, this classic Italian dish is a must-try, and it only takes 25 minutes to make! Don’t forget to garnish with fresh parsley and serve with extra Parmesan at the table.