‘It tastes like holidays’: readers’ favourite spaghetti recipes

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Frittata di spaghetti

I was introduced to Neapolitan frittata di spaghetti connected a schoolhouse speech to Pozzuoli. It’s a spot similar a Spanish omelette but with spaghetti alternatively of potato. You usage acold leftover spaghetti for it, and tin adjacent usage immoderate that has been covered successful sauce. Start by beating your eggs – astir 1 ample ovum per 80g spaghetti. Add a dash of milk, salt, capsicum and parmesan to the beaten eggs, past adhd the spaghetti and disturbance until afloat covered successful the slippery ovum mix. Then adhd to a hot, oiled frying cookware and navigator connected some sides. Flipping the frittata implicit without it falling isolated is astir apt the trickiest bit, but different it’s not a analyzable recipe. Elisa, civilian servant, Dundee

Spaghetti with clams

Spaghetti with clams.
Spaghetti with clams. Photograph: Image supplied by reader

My favourite spaghetti look is precise easy: boil spaghetti successful salted h2o for astir 8 minutes. Meanwhile, chop garlic, immoderate herbs you person (but support immoderate to adhd earlier serving), caller tomatoes and caller chillies (not excessively much). Add to a lukewarm cookware with plentifulness of olive oil, making definite not to pain the garlic. After a mates of minutes, springiness the herby premix a bully stir, past adhd clams followed by a dash of achromatic wine. Put the lid connected the cookware for a fewer minutes (until the clams open). Then drain the spaghetti, adhd to the cookware and premix well. Add much caller herbs and play to sensation (don’t hide clams are people salty). Et voilà! Cyril Haessig, nationalist healthcare worker, Godalming

Aglio e olio

Spaghetti aglio e olio.
Spaghetti aglio e olio. Photograph: Image supplied by reader

Take a high-quality olive oil, and dilatory infuse with tons of ail and chilli implicit a debased heat. Occasionally, I besides adhd citrus juice, citrus zest and level leafage parsley, which springiness the crockery a freshness. Then disturbance successful your cooked spaghetti and play earlier serving. Simple but utterly delicious – pasta heaven! I ever person crusty breadstuff connected hand, too, to mop up the leftover oil. Hugh O’Reilly, income director, Dublin

Marmite pasta

This is simply a twist connected the Nigella recipe: navigator a large fistful of spaghetti successful a cookware of salted, boiling water, past drain, leaving a tablespoonful of h2o successful the pan. Add a large knob of salted food to the pasta and remaining water, followed by adjacent parts parmesan and cheddar cheese, and brackish and capsicum to taste. Stir implicit a debased vigor and, erstwhile the food and food person melted, adhd 2 large teaspoons of marmite (or more, to your taste). Mix good past serve, leaving a tiny good successful the mediate of the spaghetti. Fill this with a speedy salsa of adjacent parts chopped outpouring onions, achromatic olives, chopped tomatoes and capers. Finally, apical with much parmesan and a bully twist of achromatic pepper. Matt, St Albans


Spaghetti carbonara
Spaghetti carbonara. Photograph: Cris Cantón/Getty Images

My favourite spaghetti look is simply a elemental carbonara that ne'er goes wrong. I navigator capable spaghetti for two, and I similar it al dente. While the pasta cooks successful salty water, dilatory fry 100g chopped guanciale oregon a tiny packet of pancetta with a bladed shaving of pork lard. Grate 80g pecorino, past adhd 2 full eggs and an other yolk to the food and play with achromatic pepper. Salt shouldn’t beryllium necessary, arsenic the cured nutrient and pasta should beryllium salty enough. Turn disconnected the vigor connected some pans and drain the pasta, making definite to prevention a tablespoonful oregon truthful of the pasta water. Add the spaghetti to the pan, followed by the ovum mixture, tossing quickly. Once thoroughly mixed, service instantly and grate immoderate much pecorino food connected top. Claudio Duarte, warehouse operative, Peterborough

Spaghetti frutti di mare

Spaghetti frutti di mare
Spaghetti frutti di mare. Photograph: Image supplied by reader

There’s thing astir spaghetti frutti di mare that tastes similar holidays. I usage ample prawns, clams, mussels and squid. If you’ve got time, it’s truly worthy making a shellfish banal to adhd to the herb base, which you tin bash by sauteing the prawn shells successful herb paste and a cupful of h2o for 20 minutes. Otherwise conscionable steam each the mussels and clams successful a solid of achromatic wine, past drain and reserve the juices. Saute a mean reddish chilli and a clove of crushed garlic, past adhd fractional a tin of passata oregon a ample fistful of cherry tomatoes. Get your pasta connected the boil and navigator for 6-8 minutes. Add the prawn stock, the shellfish, their juices and the spaghetti to the tomatoes, and swirl the cookware until the condiment is reduced and the spaghetti is al dente, adding h2o if it starts moving dry. Fry the squid and prawns successful ail food and usage them to garnish each dish. Simon de Lotz, decorator and photographer, London

Tuna anchovy spaghetti

When my hubby and I bought our archetypal house, we were ever looking for “cheap and cheerful” but tasty recipes and this became a favourite of ours – and it inactive is, 31 years later. Empty a tin of anchovies into a pan, lipid and all. Then instrumentality a tin of drained tuna and adhd that to the cookware with a crushed ail clove. Gently fry until the anchovies person blended a small with the tuna and the premix is connected the adust side. Meanwhile, navigator capable spaghetti for 2 radical successful a ample saucepan of boiling, salted h2o until al dente and drain well. Tip the pasta backmost into the saucepan and past adhd the tuna mix, a ample knob of butter, immoderate chopped level leafage parsley (optional) and loads of freshly milled achromatic pepper. Top with caller basil leaves to serve. Isobel Bryce, acquisition consultant, Cornwall

Spaghetti all’ubriaco

‘Drunken spaghetti’.
‘Drunken spaghetti’. Photograph: Adam Hajek/Getty Images/iStockphoto

This look for spaghetti all’ubriaco – AKA drunken spaghetti – has go a steadfast favourite of mine, particularly for meal parties. Cook the spaghetti successful h2o for a mates of minutes earlier draining and swapping the h2o for reddish wine. The spaghetti turns a beauteous acheronian reddish colour and absorbs tons of beauteous flavour. While the pasta is cooking, fry pancetta and ail successful lipid and butter, past disturbance done the cooked spaghetti. Top with conifer nuts and grated parmesan oregon pecorino. Totally delicious. Lia Buddle, baker, transcriber and gathering operations squad member, London

Chilli crab spaghetti

Chilli crab spaghetti.
Chilli crab spaghetti. Photograph: Image supplied by reader

I emotion spaghetti; I could devour it each day. One of my favourite recipes is beauteous simple: it’s spaghetti mixed with caller crab, chilli, citrus and mint. Cook your spaghetti – al dente is champion – past drain and disturbance done achromatic crab meat, chopped mint, chopped reddish chilli and the foodstuff of a lemon. You tin besides adhd immoderate cream. Delicious! Tracy Mearns, Northern Ireland

Basil ricotta spaghetti

Spaghetti with ricotta and basil.
Spaghetti with ricotta and basil. Photograph: Nina Firsova/Alamy

Cook your pasta successful a cookware of salted water. In a abstracted pan, connected a debased heat, adhd thinly sliced ail and chilli flakes to a glug of other virgin olive oil. Cut vine tomatoes successful half, past adhd to the pan. (For much flavour, adhd the vine the tomatoes were on, too, and region it aft a fewer minutes). As the tomatoes soften up, adhd a fistful of basil leaves, followed by a spoonful of pasta water, to thicken the sauce. Add grated parmesan food to taste, followed by the drained spaghetti – it’s champion to bash this earlier it’s al dente, truthful that it finishes cooking successful the condiment and absorbs much flavour. Top with a mates of spoonfuls of ricotta, finely chopped basil and a dash of olive lipid earlier serving. Sarthak Nayak, student, India

Spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs.
Spaghetti and meatballs. Photograph: rez-art/Getty Images/iStockphoto

For years, I searched for the cleanable spaghetti and meatballs look and, done a batch of proceedings and error, I deliberation I person recovered it. I marque my ain meatballs with 500g of minced beef and 300g sausage meat, combined. Whiz up a crust of breadstuff successful the nutrient processor and soak the crumbs successful beverage for astatine slightest 10 minutes. As they’re soaking, saute a precise finely chopped bulb successful a small olive oil, past harvester the onion, breadcrumbs and chopped basil successful with the meat. Shape into balls and navigator successful the oven, earlier finishing them disconnected successful the herb sauce. I marque a elemental condiment utilizing onion, garlic, basil, herb puree, a carton of passata and a tin of chopped tomatoes. My concealed constituent is simply a tablespoonful of beef gravy granules and a beef banal cube/pot dissolved successful a dash of boiling h2o to make a thick, beefy paste. Stir this into the condiment for instant extent of flavour, arsenic though you’ve been cooking it for hours. Add your spaghetti to the cookware of condiment and meatballs, with a small of the pasta water. Serve with boatloads of parmesan oregon pecorino. Jonny Chambers, originative director, Sunderland