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5 from 2 votes

Spaghetti Recipe with Vegetables

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Nigerian Cuisine
Keyword: Spaghetti, Spaghetti recipe
Servings: 5 People
Author: Chy Anegbu
Cost: 2000 Naira



  • 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.