National Spaghetti Day is finally here! OK, fine, you might not have been aware that is was coming, but now that you are, it's time to learn about this food-tastic day and celebrate with a big bowl of pasta.
The National Pasta Association found that spaghetti is America's favorite pasta, with 32 percent of people liking it more than penne or bowtie pasta. According to Punchbowl, 1.3 million pounds of spaghetti were sold in U.S. grocery stores in 2000. That's enough packages of spaghetti to circle the earth nine times when lined up. And that translates into a lot of carbs!
Spaghetti is delicious! If you're looking for something a little fancier than a plain bowl of pasta with a jar of sauce, you can try one of the following spaghetti recipes in honor of National Spaghetti Day.
Candice Kumai, the pasta ambassador chef for the National Pasta Association (NPA), created this fabulous spaghetti and spinach pesto recipe so you can celebrate National Spaghetti Day! It has 325 calories, 11 grams of fat, 45 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of protein and 420 milligrams of sodium per serving -- not bad for spaghetti!
Do you plan to whip up a pasta dinner in honor of National Spaghetti Day? Share your favorite recipe in the comments!
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