Celebrate National Spaghetti Day!

Jan. 4 is National Spaghetti Day, and we are going crazy! That's right. Spaghetti and a hamburger have collided! This is the dish your kids will love and beg you to make again!

Spaghetti Hamburger

Happy National Spaghetti Day! Today we are taking things to the extreme. Two classic dishes have combined to create a fun meal your family will love! Plus, it's a lot of fun to eat spaghetti on your hamburger! Don't worry. It's delicious! Plus we toasted the bun with garlic and butter to create a perfect combination of flavors.

Spaghetti hamburger recipe

Yields 6


  • 6 buns
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Garlic powder
  • 2 pounds hamburger
  • 1/2 pound spaghetti noodles
  • 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce
  • Lettuce or arugula (for topping) 


  1. Using 1/2 tablespoon butter per bun, spread over the top and bottom inside of the bun. Sprinkle with a little garlic powder and set aside until ready to toast.
  2. Add water to a pot, break spaghetti in half and add to the pot once the water starts boiling. Cook for about 8 minutes until al dente. Drain and set aside until sauce is ready.
  3. In a small sauce pan add 1/2 pound hamburger and season with salt and pepper. Brown, add in spaghetti sauce and let simmer while your prepare your hamburgers.
  4. Using 1-1/2 pounds of the hamburger add to a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Make six little hamburgers. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook hamburgers until desired doneness. Take burgers out of the pan and set aside.
  5. Wipe out the pan and add the buns to toast. You will have to do this twice since there is not enough room in the pan to toast them all at once. Add burgers to the buns once they have been toasted.
  6. Run some hot water over the spaghetti noodles if they have started to stick together. Add to the pan of sauce and toss to combine.
  7. Add about 1/4 cup spaghetti onto of each burger and top with a little arugula. Serve immediately.

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Comments on "Spaghetti burger"

Jay January 08, 2013 | 6:47 PM

Hey, let's go bash an obviously kid friendly burger that was made for fun and talk about what a stupid fail it is! WON'T THAT BE FUN?! There's nothing wrong with this recipe, I'd certainly eat it. Reminds me of the kind of stuff me and the roomates would make in college just because we had it handy. Not everything is going to look like it's ready to be served at a Michelin star restaurant. Get over yourselves people.

Aleks January 08, 2013 | 10:53 AM

Sorry, this is repulsive. Saw it on foodgawker and had to comment. I guess it proves creativity and experimenting have to be applied with reason and some good old common sense. A real fail.

Annarosa January 08, 2013 | 2:56 AM

looks an insult to both Italian and American cuisine...

Hannah January 04, 2013 | 7:47 PM

Great recipe! Yes, the kids will love this for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Maeve January 03, 2013 | 9:37 AM

Ha, what a fun recipe. My kids will LOVE this!

David Hellman January 03, 2013 | 8:38 AM

EWW! DISGUSTING! Who'd eat that burger?

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