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.


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.


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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


  • Cooker


  • 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.


  • 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.


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  1. Yoruba Boy  August 9, 2013

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

  2. Chikodi Lewechi  September 8, 2013

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

  3. stella  October 10, 2013

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

  4. Siphiwe  October 21, 2013

    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!! 😀

  5. The Nigerian Kitchen  October 22, 2013

    Thank you my dear Siphiwe 😀

  6. monica  October 28, 2013

    This sound really nice I’m gonna try it.

  7. stella  November 22, 2013

    This is serious ooo, thanks.

  8. precious  November 28, 2013

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

  9. Boni  December 16, 2013

    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

  10. Hassana Sani  February 6, 2014

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

  11. amina  February 18, 2014

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

  12. ify  April 2, 2014

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

  13. Aneta Stella  April 11, 2014

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

  14. phola  April 16, 2014

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

  15. tywo  April 22, 2014

    Can’t wait to try this. Hmmmmm yummy yummmy

  16. Airat  May 19, 2014

    That was woooooooow

  17. Martina Daubry  June 11, 2014

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

  18. Bootlegging  June 25, 2014

    What is Nigerian Spaghetti? Spaghetti is Italian!!

    • Chy Anegbu  June 27, 2014

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

  19. Esther  July 14, 2014

    it’s delicious I gonna eat it now

  20. zainab ibrahim hassan  July 19, 2014

    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.

  21. Victoria  August 27, 2014

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

  22. funmi  August 28, 2014

    I will try this recipe.Thanks a bunch Chy

  23. Gloria  September 4, 2014

    I tried this recipe today and it was wow. Thanks

  24. amaka  September 18, 2014

    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

  25. Doris  November 27, 2014

    worth trying. tnkz a lot

  26. maurin ugo Onyiriuka  December 11, 2014

    This is really nice

  27. jane  December 30, 2014

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

    • Chy Anegbu  January 4, 2015

      Sure, it works on maccaronni too.

  28. millie Enabosi  January 6, 2015

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

  29. Ere  January 6, 2015

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

    • Chy Anegbu  January 10, 2015

      Thanks to you also for being part of the kitchen.

  30. bridget  January 7, 2015

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

    • Chy Anegbu  January 10, 2015

      Thanks dear.

  31. Abimbola  January 9, 2015

    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.

  32. ibilola  January 9, 2015

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

  33. Stella c  January 15, 2015

    Wow,this is lovely.

  34. oyeleke iyabode  January 22, 2015

    thank u for sharing

  35. shola  February 27, 2015

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

  36. Safiya  March 24, 2015

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

  37. Kellychomy  April 4, 2015

    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.

    • Chy Anegbu  April 4, 2015

      Ok, that is also possible and true.

  38. jay  April 4, 2015

    Thank you

  39. Angel  April 13, 2015

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

  40. Ujunwa  April 22, 2015

    Thank you very much Chy. I will try it today

  41. feliciaadeh  May 19, 2015

    u ar a genius keep it up

  42. Ajíbólánlé  June 28, 2015

    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?

  43. mercy  July 14, 2015

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

  44. Joy  July 19, 2015

    I will try dis cooking method one of dis days.

  45. gift  August 26, 2015

    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

  46. leelee  September 17, 2015

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

  47. ada  September 28, 2015

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

  48. picky Timothy  October 8, 2015

    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

  49. prettypherty  November 27, 2015

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

  50. ruth  January 7, 2016

    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

  51. Fj  January 16, 2016

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

  52. april  May 17, 2016

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

  53. Taiwo  May 27, 2016

    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.

  54. EZE NKECHI  July 25, 2016

    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.

  55. chinyere  July 28, 2016

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

  56. Fred  August 1, 2016

    Wow chy U RE D BEST EVER!!!!

  57. aysha  September 25, 2016

    yummy n delicious chy nice job

  58. Toyin  October 3, 2016

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

  59. Adejoke  October 19, 2016

    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

  60. Taiwo  October 20, 2016

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

  61. Purity  October 24, 2016

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

  62. Ogo  December 10, 2016

    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.

    • Chy Anegbu  December 12, 2016

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

  63. Oluwa yemisi  January 8, 2017

    Yes is very nice av try it b4

  64. gbemisola  January 25, 2017

    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

  65. Funky  March 2, 2017

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

  66. Bunyameen  March 21, 2017

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

  67. Osuchukwu kingsley chibunna  May 25, 2017

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

  68. OLIVIA  June 8, 2017


  69. Abaeze Bliss  June 29, 2017

    Yummy, thanks for the recipe.

  70. Helen assibong  November 11, 2017

    I love to cook. Thanks for this recipe

  71. Chisom Egbuonu  February 24, 2018

    Can I do same with noodles?

  72. Onyinye  February 26, 2018

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

  73. Tonbra Adedipe  March 3, 2018

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

  74. Sam  March 6, 2018

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

  75. Ody Favour  April 17, 2018

    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?

    • Chidi  April 18, 2018

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

  76. Zainab  June 25, 2018

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

  77. Kwesky  June 25, 2018

    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.

  78. Alasoadura Bunmi  August 16, 2018

    Woooo am gonna try it too

  79. Emmanuela  November 5, 2018

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

  80. yettie  January 3, 2019

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

  81. Chidinma  January 3, 2019

    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

  82. Bukky  January 4, 2019

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

  83. Jayc  February 2, 2019

    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

  84. NK  February 21, 2019

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

  85. Edy  March 3, 2019

    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

  86. Vanessa  October 15, 2019

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

  87. riri  February 22, 2020

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

  88. Sommy  April 25, 2020

    Thank you God bless it turned out perfectly great 🙏

  89. Jane  July 13, 2020

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


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