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Barbecued Spaghetti? Yes, you can!

| May 17, 2013 | 13 Comments

I first prepared this recipe last year around this time after investigating whether or not barbecued spaghetti was even possible. While my quick online search revealed plenty of barbecue-flavoured spaghetti recipes, none of the spaghetti recipes in question were actually cooked on the barbecue.  So, I decided to come up with my own recipe for spaghetti on the grill.

When I told my husband I was cooking spaghetti on the barbecue (without a pot by the way), he immediately asked, “why?” To which I immediately replied: why not? With everyone watching their electricity costs these days and with the heat of summer upon us, why not take as much of the cooking as you can outdoors!

Barbecued Spaghetti? Yes, you can!

Serving Size: 2 to 4 (dependng how much pasta you like eat!)

Barbecued Spaghetti? Yes, you can!


  • ½ package of whole wheat or regular spaghetti noodles(I used whole wheat)
  • ¼ onion, diced
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tomato, cubed
  • ½ cup of grated zucchini
  • 1 jar of tomato sauce (I used homemade, but store bought tomato or your favourite pasta sauce will also work)
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat BBQ to medium heat. While the BBQ is heating up, soak the spaghetti in a big bowl of water for 10 to 15 minutes. If you are using fresh pasta, you shouldn’t need to soak it.
  2. Line a BBQ-safe vegetable tray with tin foil twice and making sure there are no holes where the sauce could leak out. Once your spaghetti is done soaking, drain it and put the pasta in the lined tray along with the onion, garlic, tomato, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, basil and salt and pepper. Put the tray in the middle of the BBQ then pour in about two cups of water – this amount may vary depending on the brand of pasta you are using.
  3. Using BBQ tongs, toss the spaghetti mixture together until combined. Again using the tongs, close the tinfoil a little to keep the heat in, but before you do this, make sure all of the spaghetti noodles are in the sauce otherwise they will dry out. Close the lid and let cook for five minutes, then using the tongs, open the foil, stir until combined, add more water if necessary and close lid. Repeat this until the spaghetti noodles are to your desired consistency – it took mine about ten minutes.
  4. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan and enjoy!





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In addition to being a freelance writer and blogger, Tracy is a virtual assistant specializing in marketing and communication at She is also a devoted mother to an imaginative daughter and wife to her best friend of more than fifteen years. In her spare time she enjoys baking, kayaking, snowshoeing, walking her energetic Australian Shepherd, and cuddling with her perpetually grumpy cat. Depending on the time of day, Tracy's downtime is spent with a good book and hot cup of fair trade coffee or a glass of Canadian red wine. Author's website.

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  1. Maria Iemma says:

    I love it! What a creative mind you have. You are right, with the summer heat almost here I do not like to heat up the house boiling water for pasta…I guess we can make any pasta using the same method.

  2. Julie D says:

    How creative! I love it when my hubby cooks on the grill. We will definitely have to try it this way. Thanks!

  3. What a great idea!! I’ve never thought of that before! Thanks! I will definetly be trying this!

  4. charj says:

    Cooking outside is better than heating up the kitchen in the summer. Tastewise, does cooking the spaghetti on the grill make a big difference?

  5. WOW! Who thought up that one? That’s great, this means you can make spaghetti when you are camping!! Fresh camping spaghetti!

  6. tiffany dover says:

    WHAT?! You’re freaking kidding me! I am definitely going to try this. Looks and sounds delish!

  7. Rick F says:

    Wow, very interesting.

  8. kathy downey says:

    Cool,spaghetti is our favorite will try this

  9. kathy downey says:

    Soon as the weather warms here and we get camping I am going to try this one!!

  10. Treen Goodwin says:

    this is so cool would never have thought of that , thanks for sharing , will def be trying it out 🙂

  11. kathy downey says:

    Honestly,I didnt think the pasta dish on the BBQ would work very well,but you make it sound simple and delicious and you were so right,it was simple and delicious.thanks

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I simply wouldn’t have believed this possible without this post, so thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  13. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I’ve never seen a recipe like this but it looks really good and I especially like that it has whole wheat pasta and zucchini which makes it really healthy

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