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

Compare Spaghetti Recipe & Other Nigerian Foods

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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.


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