Here is a delicious spaghetti/macaroni recipe, A very popular Nigerian food. If you really want to enjoy spaghetti, give this a shot today. I have tried several other recipes and this proves to be the best of them all.
Partly because of the use of carrots and green beans, ingredients that I consider to be highly nutritional. For some reasons, 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 recipe, same thing goes for Nigerian tomato stew and other tomato-made foods.

While I tend to focus more on Nigerian indigenous cuisines, I will also occasionally introduce you to other borrowed or recently invented Nigerian food recipes. The likes of spaghetti/macaroni and indomies (children’s most popular food) only came into the picture just some few years back.

Here is a deliciously made spaghetti meal.
Spaghetti Recipe

Spaghetti is another Nigerian popular meal and here is a delicious recipe, I was never a good fan of pastas until I tasted this spaghetti 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 5 serving.
Spaghetti (1 sachet)
1 small tin tomatoes.
2 cups of sliced onions
Fresh tomatoes (see image below)
Fresh pepper (as much as you can take)
Ground Crayfish (3 spoons)
3 cube of knorr or maggi
Salt to taste
1 cup of sliced carrot.
Sliced green beans (1 cup)
1kg Meat/fish or either (chicken, turkey, beef.. etc)
Green pepper (optional).
Ground nut or vegetable oil about 150ml
Corned beef (optional)

How To Prepare My Favorite Spaghetti Recipe

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

Parboil the meat and fish with all the necessary ingredients I like to use just 2 cubes of maggi, salt, onions and maybe a little of ground nutmeg. 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 a 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.

Blend the crayfish and also slice the tomatoes/pepper together,

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

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 before adding 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

Add the meat stock and a cup of water.
Then add all the ingredients I listed above (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.
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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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.

Check Out My favorite Indomie Recipe

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  1. Purity  October 24, 2016

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

  2. 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.

  3. Oluwa yemisi  January 8, 2017

    Yes is very nice av try it b4

  4. 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

  5. Funky  March 2, 2017

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

  6. 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

  7. Osuchukwu kingsley chibunna  May 25, 2017

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

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  9. Abaeze Bliss  June 29, 2017

    Yummy, thanks for the recipe.

  10. Helen assibong  November 11, 2017

    I love to cook. Thanks for this recipe

  11. Chisom Egbuonu  February 24, 2018

    Can I do same with noodles?

  12. Onyinye  February 26, 2018

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

  13. Tonbra Adedipe  March 3, 2018

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

  14. Sam  March 6, 2018

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

  15. 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.

  16. Zainab  June 25, 2018

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

  17. 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.

  18. Alasoadura Bunmi  August 16, 2018

    Woooo am gonna try it too

  19. Emmanuela  November 5, 2018

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

  20. yettie  January 3, 2019

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


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