If you can’t splurge on tickets to the Amalfi Coast this summer, an at-home pasta night is a perfectly acceptable and affordable substitute. We here at Sporked have everything you need to make your carb-filled dinner molto bene, from the spaghetti to the sauce to the garlic bread for sopping. This is the Sporked guide to the ultimate pasta night!
If you’re a pasta purist, spaghetti is probably your go-to. We tasted every grocery store brand of spaghetti that we could get our hands on to curate a list of the best spaghetti to stock your pantry.
Having dietary restrictions can be hard, but it doesn’t have to inhibit your pasta night. These are the best gluten free pasta options for our celiac survivors and gluten intolerant girlies.
Keep it simple with our best jarred marinara sauces. Some of them are good enough to knock your nonna off her feet.
Did you know that they sell jarred meat sauce at the grocery store? If you’re all about pasta sauce that packs a protein punch, this list is for you.
If regular ol’ marinara sounds boring, spice things up with a good arrabbiata. This tomato-based sauce has a nice kick of chilies to keep your pasta night extra spicy.
Store bought alfredo sauce that tastes good is surprisingly hard to find. Most of them are weirdly tangy and super chemically. Luckily, we found a few that are pasta night worthy.
Vodka sauce is acidic, creamy, and a little boozy. Even if you hate drinking vodka, you’ll like it in your pasta sauce.
Herbs more your thing? Here are some delicious jarred pestos. Our number one is one of our favorite grocery store products of all time!
Don’t let dietary restrictions get you down on pasta night. These low sodium sauces will make you forget you’re actively trying to decrease your salt intake.
Surprise! There’s a cheese out there that’s even better than parmesan when it comes to pasta.
If pasta and sauce aren’t enough for you, grab a bag of frozen meatballs to pump up the protein on pasta night. These are juicy, meaty, and super flavorful.
Meatballs not your vibe? Cook up some Italian sausage to serve with your pasta. It might take a little more time and effort, but it’ll be worth it. We promise!
What is pasta night without garlic bread? We’ll tell you: nothing. You need this garlicky, warm, and sometimes cheesy bread to sop up all the sauce from your pasta.