13 Easy Pasta Dinners You Can Make With One Single Box of Spaghetti

When you're looking for something to make for dinner that requires minimal effort but results in maximum flavor, look no further than a humble box of spaghetti. After all, pasta dishes are easy to make, and who doesn't love a nice bowl of carbs? With the right ingredients and the perfect pasta sauce, a simple serving of spaghetti becomes a gourmet meal.

So grab your box of spaghetti (or gluten-free pasta alternate), and get cooking. These 13 recipes simply won't disappoint — and they only require a single trip to the grocery store.

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Manchego Brussels Sprouts & Prosciutto Spaghetti

These are not the boiled Brussels sprouts of your childhood. Half-Baked Harvest adds them to spaghetti with pomegranate seeds and breadcrumbs for a perfectly elegant meal.

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One-Pot Red Wine Pasta

Keep your sink clear of dirty pots and pans with this easy-to-make meal. A Beautiful Mess uses red wine to transform pasta into the most delectable of dishes.

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Spaghetti Carbonara

It may sound fancy, but spaghetti carbonara is one of the easiest pasta dinners to make. Damn Delicious breaks it down into just six ingredients.

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Roasted Cauliflower Pasta

You can have your carbs and some veggies too. Love and Lemons’ roasted cauliflower pasta is the perfect balance between healthy and comforting.

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Spicy Roasted Ratatouille With Spaghetti

A package of spaghetti makes ratatouille a heartier meal. Cookie and Kate’s take on this French dish is spicy and satisfying.

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Avocado Pasta

Break out the food processor. This avocado pasta by Damn Delicious is easy to make and on the table in just 20 minutes.

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Lentil Bolognese With Ricotta and Basil

The vegetarian version of this classic Italian dish will quickly become a dinnertime favorite. Thanks, Leaf Parade!

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Spaghetti With Roasted Brussels Spouts and Greek Yogurt Cream Sauce

Leave the heavy, butter-filled sauces behind, and top your spaghetti with something lighter. Climbing Grier Mountain’s Greek yogurt-based cream sauce adds a tart touch to a nice big bowl of pasta.

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One-Pot French Onion Pasta

The ultimate comfort carb just met the ultimate comfort soup. Joy the Baker’s French onion pasta has us drooling.

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Light Lemon and Spinach Spaghetti

A touch of lemon and a couple handfuls of spinach make a pot of spaghetti a refreshing meal, thanks to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

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Fig & Walnut Spaghetti

For a change of pace, add some fruit to your pasta. Green Kitchen Stories uses fresh figs and walnuts to make a simply divine dish.

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30-Minute Spaghetti with Sausage

For a no-fuss meal that still tastes classic, look no further than Steamy Kitchen’s 30-minute spaghetti. Who can resist Italian sausage and tomato sauce?

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Spaghetti With Corn & Parsley Pesto

You don’t need basil to make the perfect pesto. The Kitchn’s corn and parsley version is an updated take on an old favorite.

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