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On National Spaghetti Day, Americans pay tribute to a beloved pasta dish. Contrary to popular belief, the term "spaghetti" refers to the type of noodles, not the way the dish is prepared. American spaghetti typically involves meatballs and tomato sauce, but spaghetti can be prepared with pesto, cream sauce, olive oil and other ingredients. Grab a fork and dig in!
Across the country, Italian food chains offer deals and discounts to help you celebrate National Spaghetti Day with a heaping bowl of delicious pasta. Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, many retailers may not be open or having deals. You can look for online delivery, but here's a look at some of the deals that have been offered in the past.
In the past, Carrabba's Italian Grill has offered select pasta dishes for only $10 on National Spaghetti Day. You can also get a soup or salad with your meal.
Noodles & Company has offered a $5 gift card to anyone who purchases $25 worth of gift cards on National Spaghetti Day. You can use that to pick up a bowl of spaghetti for yourself!
Romano's Macaroni Grill has offered $5 off your entire bill when you eat there on National Spaghetti Day. It's the perfect time to try one of their spaghetti dishes.
Don't forget about your local Italian restaurants! Call ahead and see if they're doing anything special for National Spaghetti Day. They might be offering free sides or discounted entrees.
If you're celebrating National Spaghetti Day on a budget, here are a few ways you can bring the festivities right to your house.
Pastais a great option for budget-savvy families, or anyone who is unable to eat out due to Covid-19 protocols. Spaghetti is hearty and filling, and requires only a few simple ingredients. This is the time to break out that old family recipe or try the unique version you saw on Pinterest. If you've got kids, invite them to help you in the kitchen so they can join in on the fun.
If you are not comfortable with physically entering a store there are lots of grocery delivery services that can deliver fresh vegetables, meat, pasta, and sauce within 1-2 hours. Instacart is partnered with many of the largest retail grocers like Trader Joes, Publix, Walmart, and Target. Try using an Instacart promo code to get free delivery on your first order over $35.
Trying to cut back on carbs? Forgo the pasta noodles for a vegan-friendly alternative. Spaghetti squash has a similar texture and appearance to spaghetti noodles, and it can be prepared in similar ways.
The origin of this holiday is unknown, but spaghetti can be traced all the way back to the third century A.D. Cultures around the world have added their own variations on this classic, beloved dish.
Yes! Americans celebrate National Spaghetti Day every year.
People celebrate National Spaghetti Day to pay tribute to one of America's favorite pasta dishes. Americans love spaghetti so much that they purchased 1.3 million pounds of the pasta from U.S. grocery stores in 2000.
National Spaghetti Day is celebrated annually on January 4th each year.