By Kevin Williams
We all know about the Amish affinity for homemade noodles. Homemade and hand-made noodles are a staple of Amish culinary life. But spaghetti also has its place of honor and affection in an Amish kitchen. Amish cooks are often pinched for time too and what better than to add quick bulk to a meal than opening a box of spaghetti?
Personally, I have a deep affection for this type of pasta. My grandmother would have us all over for spaghetti on Sundays throughout my childhood and adult years, a gentle homage to her Italian heritage. And a mark of true Italian is to take a spoon and use a fork to twirl your spaghetti in a spoon. I never got used to that, but I still like to do it sometimes.
The overlap between Amish and Italian is interesting…there are a lot of similarities in their value of pasta as a substantive, versatile dish. Here are some of the best spaghetti recipes I’ve collected from Amish kitchens over the years!
DORCAS RABER’S SPAGHETTI SUPREME – This is a delicious, substantive dish that is a favorite at the Amish Cook’s house. Dorcas Raber is Gloria Yoder’s mother. Click here for the recipe.
AMISH BAKED SPAGHETTI PIE: This is another one of those stick-to-your ribs comfort food classics. Click here.
MENNONITE MUSHROOM SPAGHETTI: Yum, if you like ‘shrooms, and I know it’s a love hate thing (count me in the love category), this is aweome. Click here.
EASY ONE-SKILLET SPAGHETTI – Yum
AMISH BEEFY, CHEESY SPAGHETTI BAKE – Check out this one, my parents loved this dish!
AMISH HAM-IT UP SPAGHETTI! This is an interesting combination! Click here.