Nigerian Spaghetti Recipe

Here is a delicious spaghetti Jollof, one of the most popular foods in Nigeria.

Spaghetti is food to more than a million Nigerians. We could make this Jollof out of it or just boil it and serve with stew/tomato sauce and meatballs.

It is actually chicken… since we don’t eat lots of meatballs in Nigeria.

Spaghetti Recipe

I have tried several other recipes and this proves to be the best so far and I am sure you are going to love it.

Partly because of the use of carrots and green beans, ingredients that I consider to be highly nutritional.

Here is a deliciously made spaghetti meal.

For some reason, I tend to blend most of my foods these days with fruits and vegetables since I realized their health benefits.

I also like to use lots of onions while making this spaghetti jollof, the same thing goes for Nigerian tomato stew and other foods that use tomato as basic ingredients.

While I tend to focus more on Nigerian indigenous cuisines.

Aside this spaghetti recipe, I will introduce you to other borrowed or recently invented Nigerian food recipes… plus noodles (Most popular food for kids) which only came into the picture just a few years back.

I was never a good fan of pasta until I tried this particular recipe.

Below is the required ingredient, this could be reduced or doubled depending on the number of people you are looking to serve. You can refrigerate the remainder for a day or two.

Ingredients for Speghetti

Serving: 5

Spaghetti (1 sachet)
1 small tin tomatoes.
1 cups of sliced onions
Fresh tomatoes (see image below)
Fresh pepper (as much as you can take)
Ground Crayfish (3 spoons)
3 seasoning cubes
Salt to taste
1 cup of sliced carrot.
Sliced green beans (1 cup)
1kg Meat/fish.
Green pepper (optional).
200ml vegetable oil about.

How To Prepare Spaghetti

Step 1
Cut/chop the carrot, green beans, and green pepper to desirable sizes.

Below is the image of parboiled spaghetti in a bowl, carrot and green beans in a plate, sliced tomato, onions, and pepper. I used a combination of fish and cow-kidney while making this spaghetti meal.

Ingredients for spaghetti

Step 2
Parboil the meat and fish with all the necessary ingredients I like to use just 2 seasoning cubes, a teaspoon of salt and a half cup of sliced onions.

Parboiling the meat alone is a good practice, you get the chance to extract the stock from the meat which is an integral part of Nigerian cooking.

I like to parboil the meat/fish while making any Nigerian food with a cup of water and all the necessary ingredients.

This practice will enable you to end up with very tasty meat and also provide the meat stock (meat water) that is used in making most Nigerian foods. You can learn more about this practice later.

Using an electric blender, grind the crayfish and also blend the tomatoes/pepper together.

How to Cook Spaghetti

Step 3
Break spaghetti to smaller lengths (serviceable lengths) and parboil for 5 to 8 minutes, wash and set aside.

Step 4
Pick out the Meat/fish when it is soft for consumption, you can choose to fry or not, fry with about 250ml of groundnut oil (you can reduce the oil after frying).

Step 5
After frying the fish (you can reduce the oil if it is above 150ml before adding the tomato paste, fry and stir for 3-5 minutes.

Step 6
Add the sliced tomatoes/peppers and onions, fry till the water is dried, this should take about 10-15 minutes. (Remember to stir occasionally to avoid burning).

Spaghetti recipe

Step 6
Add the meat stock and a cup of water.

Then add (the ground crayfish, salt to taste then allow to boil).

making spaghetti

Add the spaghetti and cook for about 15-20 minutes till it is almost soft then add the remaining onions, then the carrot and green beans.

macaroni

Step 6
Cover for the next 4 to 5 minutes and you just made a delicious spaghetti meal, one of the most popular Nigerian foods

Stir and serve with your favorite drink.

Spaghetti

Subscribe Below to Receive My Free Weekly Recipes.


Spaghetti

Spaghetti Recipe with Vegetables

Chy Anegbu
Spaghetti is food to millions of Nigerians. This is an age-old recipe that I have known from my primary school days. I only decided to jazz it up a little.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Nigerian Cuisine
Servings 5 People

Equipment

  • Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sachet Spaghetti
  • 1 small tin tomatoes.
  • 1 cups of sliced onions
  • 400 ml ground tomatoes
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • Ground Crayfish 3 spoons
  • 3 seasoning cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup of sliced carrot.
  • 1 cup sliced green beans
  • 1 kg Meat/fish.
  • Green pepper optional.
  • 300 ml vegetable oil about.

Instructions
 

  • Chop the vegetables to desirable sizes (carrot, green beans, onions, green pepper etc.)
  • Below is the image of parboiled spaghetti in a bowl, carrot and green beans in a plate, sliced tomato, onions, and pepper. I used a combination of fish and cow-kidney while making this spaghetti meal.
  • Season the meat and fish using a teaspoon of salt, two seasoning cubes and half cup of sliced onions.
  • Blend the crayfish and also grind the tomatoes/pepper together.
  • Parboil the spaghetti and set aside (Break to smaller sizes, parboil for 3 minutes, wash and set aside)
  • Step 4
  • Pick out the Meat/fish when it is soft for consumption. Separate the meat/fish from the stock and set them aside.
  • The meat stock should not be more than 1 cup (250 ml).
  • Set a cooking pot on heat, add 250ml of vegetable oil and fry the ground tomato/peppers. This should take about 7-10 minutes
  • Add the meat stock, a cup of water, ground crayfish and salt to taste.
  • Allow boiling then add the parboiled spaghetti and cook for 15-20 minutes. Add the remaining onions, carrot and green beans.
  • Cover and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve.
Keyword Spaghetti, Spaghetti recipe

I did try something different this morning with macaroni to be precise. I must confess though that I don’t know the difference between macaroni and spaghetti. Perhaps, they only differ in shapes and sizes.

This is slightly different, I would drop the video soon. I used a combination of both slice liver and beef to make this. It is going to serve as an assignment to you. Try it and tell me how it went.

Macaroni

Check Out My favorite Indomie Recipe

Compare Other Nigerian Foods

My List Of Nigerian Breakfast Recipes

96 Comments

Yoruba Boy
Reply

This sure is one of the most delicious spaghetti recipe, I am gonna give it a try tonight. Thanks

August 9, 2013
Chikodi Lewechi
Reply

This is a wonderful spaghetti recipe! I will surely try it!

September 8, 2013
stella
Reply

Wooooooow. Delicious !!!!! Pls don’t fail to send mine o!

October 10, 2013
Siphiwe
Reply

I’m a noodle favourite kinda person…in fact I don’t mind eating spaghetti everyday at all,lol,sounds weird I know. But this recipe is just what one needs, the ingredients together are just delicious,in fact, I feel like you created it just for me,lol. I LOVE IT!! I also wanna do it for my parents and siblings(family). Thank you for taking your effort to do and share these recipes. #thumbs_up!! 😀

October 21, 2013
The Nigerian Kitchen
Reply

Thank you my dear Siphiwe 😀

October 22, 2013
monica
Reply

This sound really nice I’m gonna try it.

October 28, 2013
stella
Reply

This is serious ooo, thanks.

November 22, 2013
precious
Reply

thanks for giving me another idea for making spag, and in a great way

November 28, 2013
Boni
Reply

Thanks for the recipe, m going to try it for my hubby, hez from Nijeria and i am from South Africa so i wana learn how to cook Nijerian food

December 16, 2013
Hassana Sani
Reply

Thanks chy for the delicious recipes u send me, this spaghetti looks great too. I may have to try it this weekend.

February 6, 2014
amina
Reply

Wow thanks for d delicious recipe I jst have to give it a try today

February 18, 2014
ify
Reply

Hv tried ds method with noodles, I tink am goin 2 try it wit spaghetti. Yummy

April 2, 2014
Aneta Stella
Reply

Nice job dear. Thanks a lot. Lovely n awesome recipe.

April 11, 2014
phola
Reply

I tried the recipe and it was wonderful!!.Tnkz

April 16, 2014
tywo
Reply

Can’t wait to try this. Hmmmmm yummy yummmy

April 22, 2014
Airat
Reply

That was woooooooow

May 19, 2014
Martina Daubry
Reply

This is luvly Chy, can’t wait to try mine tomorrow morning. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE.

June 11, 2014
Bootlegging
Reply

What is Nigerian Spaghetti? Spaghetti is Italian!!

June 25, 2014
Chy Anegbu
Reply

Bootlegging, we also eat lots of spaghetti here in Nigeria. thanks for your comment.

June 27, 2014
Esther
Reply

it’s delicious I gonna eat it now

July 14, 2014
zainab ibrahim hassan
Reply

wooow delicious spagetti. I enjoy eating it i dont mynd if i ll be taking it regularly.i want to take it thankx for the recipe.

July 19, 2014
Victoria
Reply

Wow! I have been making a delicious spaghetti recipe but this is extra delicious. Keep it up Chy.

August 27, 2014
funmi
Reply

I will try this recipe.Thanks a bunch Chy

August 28, 2014
Gloria
Reply

I tried this recipe today and it was wow. Thanks

September 4, 2014
amaka
Reply

Keep it up chy,I tried d recipe nd it was muah,pls will like u to send me how to make rice nd sauce.thanx

September 18, 2014
Doris
Reply

worth trying. tnkz a lot

November 27, 2014
maurin ugo Onyiriuka
Reply

This is really nice

December 11, 2014
jane
Reply

Nice one. is it the same way to cook macaroni?

December 30, 2014
Chy Anegbu
Reply

Sure, it works on maccaronni too.

January 4, 2015
millie Enabosi
Reply

God bless u chy! Will surely try dis recipe….

January 6, 2015
Ere
Reply

No dull moments! Thanks nija kitchen! Thanks Chy. Happy new year to you all at the nigeriankitchen

January 6, 2015
Chy Anegbu
Reply

Thanks to you also for being part of the kitchen.

January 10, 2015
bridget
Reply

wow chy this is d best spaghetti I ever cooked thanks to u, my family loved it.

January 7, 2015
Chy Anegbu
Reply

Thanks dear.

January 10, 2015
Abimbola
Reply

Thank you for making Nigerian cuisine to be appreciated internationally, and thank you for making all lovers of great food to be able to prepare Nigerian delicacies without stress. More power to your elbow. God bless you.

January 9, 2015
ibilola
Reply

Wow!this is lovely.I’m goin2giv it a try 2nit.my hubby loves spag a lot.pls keep d good work.

January 9, 2015
Stella c
Reply

Wow,this is lovely.

January 15, 2015
oyeleke iyabode
Reply

thank u for sharing

January 22, 2015
shola
Reply

hmmm, yummy yummy yummy, i will try it, thanks for the recipe, more grease to your elbow

February 27, 2015
Safiya
Reply

It look delicious & I know it’ll taste very delicious.. thanks for your weekly newsletter.

March 24, 2015
Kellychomy
Reply

This recipe is good. You said there’s none that wont make the pot burn,well since I started using this particular recipe,my pot only burns if there’s left over.

April 4, 2015
Chy Anegbu
Reply

Ok, that is also possible and true.

April 4, 2015
jay
Reply

Thank you

April 4, 2015
Angel
Reply

wow! Chy u ar d best. Thank u very much

April 13, 2015
Ujunwa
Reply

Thank you very much Chy. I will try it today

April 22, 2015
feliciaadeh
Reply

u ar a genius keep it up

May 19, 2015
Ajíbólánlé
Reply

Thanks for this… I’m surely going to give it a try. At what point do you add the corned beef if you’re using it?

June 28, 2015
mercy
Reply

i tried it and it came out so nice ,pls send me recipe 4 chineese rice and chicken sauce

July 14, 2015
Joy
Reply

I will try dis cooking method one of dis days.

July 19, 2015
gift
Reply

wow! wat a woderful recipe buh i tot u will frist of all fry d slice tomatoes/pepper to allow d water dry be4 adding d tin tomatoes to stir for abt 15mins pls i mine wrong cox dis d method i usually follows thanks

August 26, 2015
leelee
Reply

Thanks so much for this recipe. nothing will stop me not to buy
The ultimate nigerian cook book this month.i love this site

September 17, 2015
ada
Reply

i tryed today with beef and corned beef it was delicious , thank u Chy

September 28, 2015
picky Timothy
Reply

on till now we only eat spaghetti with stew but just tried your spaghetti recipe to day and am like waoww, so spaghetti can b this interesting without stew. Thank u for shearing your knowledge

October 8, 2015
prettypherty
Reply

wow the food is so delicious have try it and it taste so nice all thanks to you

November 27, 2015
ruth
Reply

omg its a very normal recipe to be sincere, and i usually add if not all the ingredients for fried rice, also cucumber ,its delicious u can try it too well seems like most ppl r used to routine cooking well chy thanks for letting them know about this

January 7, 2016
Fj
Reply

Thanks a lot….I tried the spaghetti recipe….It was awesome and for the first time…my wife loved my cooking.

January 16, 2016
april
Reply

Nice recipe..but what if u already have meat or fish to use for spaghetti?…what do u use in place of the stock?

May 17, 2016
Taiwo
Reply

thank you chy, for you to take your time to explain in details on varieties of food recipes. I personally really appreciate your efforts. you saved a lot of home. kudos to you.

May 27, 2016
EZE NKECHI
Reply

Thx Chy, u r too much. I’m not the noodles type bt i just tried it this night (spaghetti). U need to see it, it’s so yummy.

July 25, 2016
chinyere
Reply

I made this delicious spaghetti meal before and going through it again makes me want to prepare it over again
much love

July 28, 2016
Fred
Reply

Wow chy U RE D BEST EVER!!!!

August 1, 2016
aysha
Reply

yummy n delicious chy nice job

September 25, 2016
Toyin
Reply

Hmmn I must also Try this method o
I know it will be so delicious

October 3, 2016
Adejoke
Reply

I must tell you this is exactly how I make my spag, and everyone that taste it always asked me to write down how I prepared it

October 19, 2016
Taiwo
Reply

Kudos to you chy. You are an angel. Keep on the good works

October 20, 2016
Purity
Reply

Waooooo.
Am cooking this for my love today.
U are d best

October 24, 2016
Ogo
Reply

Hello Chy,

I have a question. The recipe says to fry the tomatoes and pepper very well… but in the picture I believe I can see onions in there. Was that missed? Also is it compulsory to put tinned tomatoes? I try to avoid it.

Thank you. Love your recipes I’ve tried so far(Oha & Onugbu). Tried this spaghetti one today… but tweaked the recipe a bit. Turned out nice though…but still curious about the original, hence the questions.

December 10, 2016
Chy Anegbu
Reply

I have now edited the post. Thanks for the observation. And no, tinned tomato is not compulsary. Please use fresh tomatoes.

December 12, 2016
Oluwa yemisi
Reply

Yes is very nice av try it b4

January 8, 2017
gbemisola
Reply

Have done something similar to this believe me when i say it was very good but aw surely try this new recipe cos i love spaghetti

January 25, 2017
Funky
Reply

Wow…. dis will taste gud. l will try it today…. Great Job!!!

March 2, 2017
Bunyameen
Reply

Gonna give this a try when I get back to school inshaAllah.
looks kinda stunning and can’t wait to get this done. Thanks

March 21, 2017
Osuchukwu kingsley chibunna
Reply

Already cooking mine. It’s looking great and yummy.

May 25, 2017
OLIVIA
Reply

WILL TRY IT. SURE!

June 8, 2017
Abaeze Bliss
Reply

Yummy, thanks for the recipe.

June 29, 2017
Helen assibong
Reply

I love to cook. Thanks for this recipe

November 11, 2017
Chisom Egbuonu
Reply

Can I do same with noodles?

February 24, 2018
Onyinye
Reply

Wow
This is indeed nice
I didn’t like spaghetti
But with this
Will love it

February 26, 2018
Tonbra Adedipe
Reply

Wow!!! This looks really nice. Am preparing this for the family tomorrow. Tnx ma’am.

March 3, 2018
Sam
Reply

i love this; am on it and i just did it. thanks a lot to “ALL NIGERIAN FOODS”

March 6, 2018
Ody Favour
Reply

Please i have a question before i try this, will you wait for the water from the meat that u added with the one cup of water to dry before bringing the spaghetie down? if yes, what if on waiting for it to dry and the food get over done?

April 17, 2018
Chidi
Reply

Ney, that wouldn’t happen. Besides, it would take like extra 20 minutes to overcook spaghetti.

April 18, 2018
Zainab
Reply

Wow thanks for ds delicious recipe, will just have to try soon

June 25, 2018
Kwesky
Reply

Tanx so much, but I add garlic when am frying my onions and tomatoes because i love garlic whenever am preparing my food. Keep the good work.

June 25, 2018
Alasoadura Bunmi
Reply

Woooo am gonna try it too

August 16, 2018
Emmanuela
Reply

Thanks alot I have being giving your teachings trails and they working for me .thank again

November 5, 2018
yettie
Reply

will try this over the weekend and give to my feedback, thanks for the recipe

January 3, 2019
Chidinma
Reply

I ve never commented here. 4 a month plus I ve been using ur procedures to book. I’ve made: Banga Soup, fried rice, garden egg sauce, spaghetti, black soup etc and trust me wen I say Dey all came out extremely excellent. Thanks 4 building my cooking confidence back . Wud will love it more wen u add new food chain 4 kids. Tnx again

January 3, 2019
Bukky
Reply

Lovely way to make spaghetti, am going to try this for my hubby…. Thx Chy

January 4, 2019
Jayc
Reply

Thank you for the recipe. It’s lovely and simple to do. I enjoy cooking and tonight I did this for my wife. We re ghanians

February 2, 2019
NK
Reply

Thanks Chy for the recipe. Pls when do I add the corned beef if I want to use it?..

February 21, 2019
Edy
Reply

Wow it’s wonderful, I can eat this all day,I love spaghetti a lot and I have cooked it in different styles but dis was really outstanding

March 3, 2019
Vanessa
Reply

OMG!! AM SALIVATING HERE OOO!!! Nice work. I will surely try mine. Keep up d awesome work Chy!

October 15, 2019
riri
Reply

5 stars
wow am hungry already
i will surely try one of d recipe
thanks somuch

February 22, 2020
Sommy
Reply

Thank you God bless it turned out perfectly great 🙏

April 25, 2020
Jane
Reply

5 stars
I never liked spaghetti until I tried your recipe.
Thanks

July 13, 2020

Leave a comment

Recipe Rating