Classic Spaghetti Recipe

Try to make your version of this traditional spaghetti recipe with a twist. With simple and inexpensive ingredients, you can prepare a delicious treat for children and adults alike.

Classic Spaghetti Recipe
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes

Origin of the dish

Spaghetti is a famous pasta dish commonly made from ground meat, tomato sauce and a sprinkle of freshly grated cheese. The name itself comes from the Italian term “Spago” which means to “string” or “twine”. As mentioned in the latter, this dish is originated from Italy. The popularity of Spaghetti has spread throughout Italy when spaghetti factories were established in the 19th century, enabling the mass production of the spaghetti in the Italian market. It started to become famous and served in the United States around the end of the 19th century.

When is it typically served?

This delightful dish is typically served during special occasions like birthdays, specially a kid’s birthday party for it has become a favorite by mostly all kids, this is also typically served on a wedding or Christmas. Originally, this dish is a staple food of the traditional Italian cuisine. However, it is now considered as a dessert, furthermore children love eating it right before any meal.

Kitchen Utensils you need!

Cooking spaghetti takes a lot of time, since you need to do 2 cooking process for this one. You need to cook the pasta and you need as well to cook a perfect spaghetti sauce. So you will be needing the following utensils to help you cook everything smoothly: • Cooking pot • Chopping board • Chopping knife • Spaghetti Tongs • Strainer • Large bowls • Large frying pan • Spaghetti scoop • Serving platter • Grater

Spaghetti’s primary ingredient – Spaghetti pasta

Spaghetti pasta was originated in Italy and is in fact created by an Italian named Nicola de Cecco. It is made of long, thin and cylindrical pasta. Because of its texture and shape, spaghetti can easily handle tomato sauce, as well as virgin olive oil-based sauces. Spaghetti pasta is made of milled wheat and water. Usually, the pasta is white because refined flour is used, however you can add whole wheat flour to it. In Italy, spaghetti are typically cooked just to al dente (which means “to the tooth”) or described as pasta that is cooked to be firm to the bite. It can also be cooked to a softer texture.

Interesting Facts

The only way to know if the pasta is cooked is to take a bite of it. It should be al dente or firm to the bite. In just year 2000, enough spaghetti was sold in America to circle the globe 9 times. National Spaghetti Day is January 4. ( Although you can make any day a spaghetti day whenever you want to cook. ) Spaghetti pasta used to be much longer, but shorter length gained it popularity in the late 20th century.

Tips and Tricks

• Some tips to avoid your spaghetti sauce from tasting bitter or how to take the bitterness out of your spaghetti sauce is to add sugar. The sugar counteracts to the acidity that the tomatoes produce and it gets rid of the bitter taste to the sauce. • To prevent pasta from sticking, make sure to rinse the past with water after cooking. • Do not add oil to the water in boiling spaghetti pasta if you are cooking it in olive oil-based.


  • 1/2 kg of angel hair pasta
  • 1 can of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pack of sausage
  • 2 teaspoon of oil
  • optional: grated cheese for topping


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan.

  2. Prepare your sausage by removing it's casing(cover) and slice it into inches.

  3. Once the oil is hot, put all the sausage and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until it browns.

  4. Add the spaghetti sauce into the sausage and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes.

  5. In a separate pan, boil a liter of water. We suggest you doing this at least 5-10 minutes before the spaghetti sauce is done since the angel hair cooks very quickly. Once boiled, add the angel hair pasta and cook for three minutes.

  6. Remove from heat and pour a cup of cold water so that the cooking will stop; drain.

  7. Turn off heat on the spaghetti sauce.

  8. Your classic spaghetti is done!

    Put some pasta in a plate and top it with sausage spaghetti sauce. You may add some cheese to it for additional flavor.


    Classic Spaghetti Recipe

Classic Spaghetti is relatively inexpensive and easy to make. The ingredients are very much available on the stores nearby your place. Because of its sweet flavorful sauce that makes the dish delightful, it is no wonder the favorite of most kids. Hence, it brings such nostalgic feeling upon having a serve of this dish and somehow considered as a comfort food by many. So, mommies you know how to make your children’s party extra special! You got it all to yourself. Don’t ever miss this delightful treat to excite your kids and make their special day extra special.