30 Delectable Desserts That Go With Spaghetti

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Quick Answer: What Desserts go With Spaghetti?

Some of the best desserts that go with spaghetti are— Italian delicacies like Tiramisu, Semifreddo, Gelato, Chocolate Panna Cotta, Italian Hot Chocolate, Italian Chocolate Chip Cookies, and others; delectable cakes like Cheesecake, Pineapple Angel Food Cake, 7-Up Cake, and others; and miscellaneous delights Fruit Trifle, Lemon Bars, Lemon Sorbet, Fruit Tart, Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies and others. Read to know more!

Here are 30 delectable desserts that taste just divine when had after a plate of flavorful spaghetti.

Each of these desserts has its unique presence that not just complements the flavors of saucy spaghetti but also lights up the whole atmosphere of the meal table.

Spaghetti has become my go-to dish for those weeknights when I feel fancy and I love pairing it with a delicious dessert.

With my experience in handling my sweet-based tantrums, I bring to you this list of the best desserts that go with spaghetti.

So let’s get to it! 

30 Desserts that go with Spaghetti: Quick Table

RecipeCalories (per 100g)Preparation Time
Tiramisu283385 min
Semifreddo322.3390 min
Cheesecake321 420 min
Pineapple Angel Food Cake135175 min
Gelato 128205 min
Cannolis25490 min
Fruit Trifle14040 min
Lemon Bars43055 min
Key Lime Cake28775 min
Affogato1485 min
Fruit Tart35055 min
Lemon Sorbet7775 min
Chocolate Cake38945 min
Chocolate Panna Cotta204 20 min
7-up Cake356105 min
Granita45 145 min
Italian Ricotta Cookies296.980 min
Italian Hot Chocolate7615 min
Sugar Cookies43627 min
Italian Choco Chip Cookies48925 min
Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies536.490 min
Cassata Alla Siciliana30650 min
Baked RicottaNA65 min
Bomboloni377261 min
Aperol Spritz JellyNA30 min
Torta Caprese al Limone57585 min
Grappa Strawberry DessertNA60 min
Chocolate Hazelnut Bundino97195 min
Eclair Ring200120 min
Strawberry Shortcake27450 min

1. Tiramisu

Total calories (per 100g): 283

Total preparation time: 385 minutes

A classic Italian dish requires a classic Italian dessert for a sweet end!

Tiramisu is an elegant sweet dish made from layering slightly sweetened mascarpone with ladyfingers soaked in a mixture of spiked espresso.

Extremely creamy, with flavors of coffee and chocolate, this dessert will just steal the show.

Here is a simple recipe by The Cooking Foodie

2. Semifreddo

Total calories (per 100g): 322.3

Total preparation time: 390 minutes

Ditch the basic ice cream as dessert and go for this item!

Semifreddo is a frozen Italian dessert that is extremely soft and creamy. Even though it’s frozen like ice cream, it retains a cake-like structure.

It can be crafted with a number of flavors from chocolaty Nutella to fruity flavors.

Check out this quick recipe by Home Cooking Adventure

3. Cheesecake

Total calories (per 100g): 321

Total preparation time: 420 minutes

Who can say no to a scrumptious cheesecake?

It is a popular dessert known for its thick, creamy, and soft top layer made from a mix of fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar over a layer of graham crackers crust.

After a plate of spaghetti, nothing will satisfy your taste buds like it.

Here is a simple recipe by Preppy Kitchen

4. Pineapple Angel Food Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 135

Total preparation time: 175 minutes

Pineapple Angel Food Cake is a simple yet classy dessert.

Prepared from very basic ingredients, this cake has the perfect balance between being crumbly and moist. Plus the pineapple in the recipe gives it a tropical flavor.

Tangy and zesty, it gorgeously compliments the flavors of saucy spaghetti.

Check out this recipe by Kelly Anne Smith

5. Gelato

Total calories (per 100g): 128

Total preparation time: 205 minutes

One of the things that I like about Italian cuisine is the variety of frozen desserts they have.

The texture of Gelato is thicker and creamier than American ice cream and it has a denser, richer flavor.

The plus point is that gelato can be found in almost all popular flavors.

Here is an easy recipe by Bigger Bolder Baking

6. Cannolis

Total calories (per 100g): 254

Total preparation time: 90 minutes

Cook up a tasteful spaghetti dinner and end it with a serving of iconic cannolis.

It is a crispy fried shell filled with creamy ricotta cheese that has been sweetened and piped into the tubular pastry.

The recipe of the filling also includes choco-chips or pistachios for additional flavors.

Check out this easy recipe by Preppy Kitchen

7. Fruit Trifle

Total calories (per 100g): 140

Total preparation time: 40 minutes

Fruit trifle has wholesome flavors and is visually enticing with its colorful appearance.

Served in a fancy bowl, this dessert is usually created by putting together vanilla pudding, sliced fruits, berries, whipped cream, and a layer of soft angel cake.

Easy to make, the combination of fruit flavors is just endless.

Here is a quick recipe by N’Oven – Cake and Cookies

8. Lemon Bars

Total calories (per 100g): 430

Total preparation time: 55 minutes

One of the well-famed desserts— Lemon Bars is irresistible.

Made with a handful of ingredients, these contain a layer of sweet and tangy lemon curd over a layer of soft and buttery short-crust bread.

BTW, did you know lemon flavor is supposed to taste heavenly after a filling meal?

Check out this simple recipe by Preppy Kitchen

9. Key Lime Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 287

Total preparation time: 75 minutes

Key Lime Cake pleases the crowd with sweet and zesty flavors.

Fluffy and light, this cake is utterly delicious with its citrusy lime cream cheese frosting. It is a moist cake with a beautiful limey-green color.

A slice of this refreshing cake goes amazingly well after a flavorful spaghetti meal!

Here is an easy recipe by Natashas Kitchen

10. Affogato

Total calories (per 100g): 148

Total preparation time: 5 minutes

This is the ultimate dessert that combines the two most popular Italian dessert choices— coffee and gelato.

Affogato is made by drowning a scoop of vanilla or chocolate flavor gelato in a shot of espresso or strong brewed coffee.

It can also be made with ice cream of similar flavors.

Check out this interesting recipe by Natashas Kitchen

11. Fruit Tart

Total calories (per 100g): 350

Total preparation time: 55 minutes

Fruit tart is made by combining fresh fruit and berries with a creamy custard on top of a sweet pastry shell.

This classic will dwell deliciously with flavors of spaghetti.

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12. Lemon Sorbet

Total calories (per 100g): 77

Total preparation time: 75 minutes

Light and refreshing— sorbet can be said to be a dairy-free version of Gelato.

Extremely creamy with lemony flavor, Lemon sorbet is served for the dessert as a ‘palate cleanser’.

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13. Chocolate Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 389

Total preparation time: 45 minutes

Is there any person who will willingly decline a slice of a rich chocolate cake?

Chocolate Cake is moist and tender with the right amount of sweet chocolaty bliss.

DIY recipe–

14. Chocolate Panna Cotta

Total calories (per 100g): 204

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Panna Cotta means ‘cooked cream’ in Italy.

When the flavors of dark chocolate combine with cream, sugar, vanilla, and milk—it creates a creamy dessert with delectable intense chocolate flavor.

DIY recipe—

15. 7-up Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 356

Total preparation time: 105 minutes

7-Up cake is a dessert that often strives up nostalgia and is an excellent choice for pairing with spaghetti.

Usually made as a bundt cake, the soda adds a slightly lemony flavor.

DIY recipe–

16. Granita

Total calories (per 100g): 45

Total preparation time: 145 minutes

This frozen Sicilian dessert is a must-try.

Made with flavored sugar-water, Granita is a semi-frozen dessert that is similar to a sorbet but is smoother and has a more crystalline texture.

DIY recipe—

17. Italian Ricotta Cookies

Total calories (per 100g): 296.9

Total preparation time: 80 minutes

Italian Ricotta Cookies are holiday specials!

These are moist and soft, bearing a cake-like texture, and covered in a simple glaze. Usually, the glaze is either lemony or almond-flavored.

DIY recipe—

18. Italian Hot Chocolate

Total calories (per 100g): 76

Total preparation time: 15 minutes

Pair this iconic delight with your spaghetti on a wintery night and Et viola! ‘A perfect meal’

Italian Hot Chocolate isn’t a basic hot chocolate, it’s much richer, creamier, and thicker!

DIY recipe—

19. Sugar Cookies

Total calories (per 100g): 436

Total preparation time: 27 minutes

Sugar Cookies are a smart dessert choice.

They have the perfect sweetness and can be cut out in aesthetic shapes and be decorated with various icing as per the occasion.

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20. Italian Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total calories (per 100g): 489

Total preparation time: 25 minutes

The Italian version of the chocolate chip cookies desires an addition of ricotta cheese which makes it special.

This inclusion gives the cookies more texture and richness and makes them irresistible.

DIY recipe link-> Italian Chocolate Chip Cookies

21. Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Total calories (per 100g): 536.4

Total preparation time: 90 minutes

These cookies are better than the other cookies on the shelf.

The chocolaty flavor is beautifully complemented by the crunch and nuttiness of the hazelnut to create an ecstatic dessert!

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22. Cassata Alla Siciliana

Total calories (per 100g): 306

Total preparation time: 50 minutes

Cassata All Siciliana thrives with various kinds of treats!

The sponge cake envelopes a creamy filling made from ricotta cheese and then topped with chocolate, several nuts, and candied fruits.

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23. Baked Ricotta

Total preparation time: 65 minutes

Baked Ricotta has a texture similar to that of a cheesecake and is a creamy delicacy.

This dessert can be prepared plain, with some orange zest, or with nuts.

DIY recipe link-> Baked Ricotta

24. Bomboloni

Total calories (per 100g): 377

Total preparation time: 261 minutes

Bomboloni is an Italian doughnut that is filled with pastry cream. It is finished with a dusting of sugar.

To make this dessert more fun, the filling is at times spiked with limoncello.

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25. Aperol Spritz Jelly

Total preparation time: 30 minutes

Another booze-based dessert for the perfect ending to a rich spaghetti meal.

Light and refreshing, Aperol Spritz Jelly is served with a minty-citrusy salad to create a joyful indulgence.

DIY recipe link-> Aperol Spritz Jelly

26. Torta Caprese al Limone

Total calories (per 100g): 575

Total preparation time: 85 minutes

Italian White Chocolate and Almond Cake have a secret ingredient— lemon.

The white chocolate adds smoothness to the cake; the almond topping adds grace, and the lemon adds a hint of tang.

DIY recipe link—> Torta Caprese al Limone

27. Grappa Strawberry Dessert

Total preparation time: 60 minutes

If you are looking for an elegant dessert, then Grappa Strawberry paired with a sweet dish will be epic.

The woody and intense grappa flavored strawberries go great beside vanilla panna cotta.

DIY recipe link-> Grappa Strawberry Dessert

28. Chocolate Hazelnut Bundino

Total calories (per 100g): 97

Total preparation time: 195 minutes

Bundino is the Italian version of pudding.

Extremely creamy and rich— Chocolate Hazelnut Bundino has a velvet-like smooth texture and a deep chocolaty taste complemented by a sweet nutty flavor.

DIY recipe—

29. Éclair Ring

Total calories (per 100g): 200

Total preparation time: 120 minutes

This one is a classic dessert that is loved for its creamy filling.

Éclair Ring is a pastry wreath filled with a custardy filling. The most popular version is the chocolate-flavored one.

DIY recipe link-> Éclair Ring

30. Strawberry Shortcake

Total calories (per 100g): 274

Total preparation time: 50 minutes

An old-timey, heart-winning dessert—— Strawberry Shortcake is a beloved summer delicacy.

It contains two layers of strawberry mixed with whipped cream placed between and on top of tender shortbread/sweet biscuits.

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The Bottom Line

We hope this wholesome guide helped you in deciding which dessert to finish your delicious spaghetti meal with.

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About Judy Taylor

Judy has been fascinated with food and drinks since her teenage years. She loves experimenting with various cuisines, her favorite being pairing food with wine and drinks. She travels 7-8 months a year across the globe, exploring local food and culture. Her dream is to open a small Mexican outlet on a beach someday.

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