Recipes

Easy Spaghetti Recipes

Spaghetti is one of the less famous Italian foods. But when it comes to taste, there are not many better spaghetti. Here are a few easy spaghetti recipes that you can enjoy.

Chicken & Broccoli Spaghetti

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Black pepper and salt to taste

Instructions

  • Grill or broil the chicken. Cut the cooked chicken into cubes.
  • Boil a pot of lightly salted water and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the spaghetti and cook for 8 – 10 minutes, until al dente (you will find instructions on the package).
  • Drain the spaghetti well.
  • Press the garlic and process with olive oil. Toss the spaghetti with chicken, broccoli and garlic.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Grate Parmesan cheese over the top.

Lentil Spaghetti

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup dried brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces stewed tomatoes
  • One 15 ounce can artichokes in water
  • ¼ pounds thin spaghetti
  • 4 chopped green onions
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, place the lentils, tomatoes, artichokes with water, half the cayenne pepper and ¼ cup water.
  • Boil the ingredients in the sauce pan. Then bring the heat to a simmer. Keep it at simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Boil a pot of lightly salted water and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the spaghetti for 8 – 10 minutes, until al dente (you will find instructions on the package). Drain and return to pot.
  • Cover to keep it warm.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet. Over a medium heat, cook the green onions for 3 minutes. Add the remaining cayenne pepper and sesame seeds. Cook for about 2 minutes, until sesame seeds are light brown.
  • Add the lentils, tomatoes, artichokes mixture to the spaghetti and toss to distribute evenly. Then add the green onion and toss again.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

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