Last Updated 05/11/2022

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Because in this recipe post, I will be sharing with you not 1 but 4 different ways to make Spaghetti.

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Nigerian Spaghetti Recipe

Let's start with one of the most popular Nigerian Spaghetti, Jollof Spaghetti

How to make Jollof Spaghetti

Jollof Spaghetti Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

Jollof Spaghetti, just like jollof rice is spaghetti cooked in tomato sauce.

4.7 Star Rating

Jollof Spaghetti recipe

Category:
Main

Method:
Cooked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
2-4 people

Prep Time
45 Min

Total Time
1 Hours 5 Min

Ingredients:
  • 4 plum tomatoes or 1 tin of plum tomatoes
  •  4 red bell peppers
  • 3 scotch bonnet pepper, or according to preference 

  • 1 ½ of large red onion

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 1 tbsp of fresh ginger

  • 1 cup of chicken stock

  • 1 tbsp of curry

  • 1 tbsp of thyme

  • Seasoning cube, as needed

  • 1 pack of spaghetti 

  • 1 tbsp of butter or olive oil 

  • 1 cup of mixed vegetables

  • 3 tbsp of tomato paste

  • 600g of chicken breast or any protein of choice

  • 1½ tablespoon of yogurt with bacteria culture in it (e.g. Habib yogurt contains D.V.S culture)
Directions: 
  1. 1
    For the stew base (pepper mix), you can either:
    Blend your plum tomatoes, red bell peppers, 1 large onion, 3 scotch bonnet peppers, garlic and ginger. Then, boil the blended mixture on medium - high heat till the water is reduced and has thickened significantly to look like a paste; this should take about 20 minutes if placed on high heat.
     OR
    - Cut your tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and ginger. Season with a little olive oil and salt. Place in a pan and roast in a preheated oven of 350C for 20 minutes. Blend after
  2. 2
    Once hot, remove boiled milk from heat and allow to cool down until it's warm.
  3. 3
    Transfer warm milk into a glass bowl or container (don't use stainless steel because metals can interfere with the bacteria culture in the yogurt)
  4. 4
    Add in your 1½ tablespoons of yogurt with bacteria culture (e.g. Habib yogurt)
  5. 5
    Cover properly with a kitchen towel and keep in a warm place for 6 to 12 hours (or preferably overnight) 
  6. 6
    Lastly, put the white firm custard looking yogurt into a cheesecloth (or clean t-shirt or scarf) with a bowl underneath. And allow the excess liquid (whey) to drain out of the yogurt.
    NB: This draining process will take a couple of hours, so it better to transfer it into the fridge. 
  7. 7
    Once the yogurt reaches the consistency you're okay with, then it's ready to be served.
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Next type of Spaghetti we will be making is the Stir-fry Spaghetti.

How to make Stir-fry Spaghetti

Stir-Fry Spaghetti Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

Stir-Fry Spaghetti involves stir-frying diced vegetables with the spaghetti.

4.7 Star Rating

Stir-Fry Spaghetti recipe

Category:
Main

Method:
Cooked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
2-4 people

Prep Time
45 Min

Total Time
1 Hours 5 Min

Ingredients:
  • 1 pack of spaghetti
  •  1 cup of diced carrots
  • 1 cup of red bell peppers
  • 1 cup of green pepper
  • 1½ cups of diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup of already cooked goat meat or any protein of choice
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Seasoning cube, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of curry
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme 
Directions: 
  1. 1
    Put water into a pan and place on medium heat. Season with salt and a little oil and allow to boil.
  2. 2
    Add a pack of spaghetti into the boiling water and allow to cook for about 8 -10 minutes or till al dente (chewy, not completely soft).
  3. 3
    Drain the spaghetti out of the pasta water and run through cold water. Reserve a cup of this pasta water for later use.
  4. 4
    Heat up oil in a pan and sauté onions till translucent
  5. 5
    Add diced red bell peppers, carrots, green pepper, fresh tomatoes and goat meat
  6. 6
    Season with stock cubes, curry, thyme, black pepper, ginger powder, garlic powder and mix well. Allow to sizzle for a bit.
  7. 7
    Add the spaghetti into the mixed vegetable in bits and mix well to get it well incorporated till all the spaghetti has been mixed together. Allow to simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes or till done to taste.
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How to make Fried Spaghetti

Fried Spaghetti Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

Fried spaghetti is almost like fried rice but with a slight difference. 

4.7 Star Rating

Nigerian fried Spaghetti

Category:
Main

Method:
Cooked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
2-4 people

Prep Time
45 Min

Total Time
1 Hours 5 Min

Ingredients:
  • 4 plum tomatoes or 1 tin of plum tomatoes
  •  4 red bell peppers
  • 3 scotch bonnet pepper, or according to preference 

  • 1 ½ of large red onion

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 1 tbsp of fresh ginger

  • 1 cup of chicken stock

  • 1 tbsp of curry

  • 1 tbsp of thyme

  • Seasoning cube, as needed

  • 1 pack of spaghetti 

  • 1 tbsp of butter or olive oil 

  • 1 cup of mixed vegetables

  • 3 tbsp of tomato paste

Directions: 
  1. 1
    For the stew base (pepper mix), you can either:
    Blend your plum tomatoes, red bell peppers, 1 large onion, 3 scotch bonnet peppers, garlic and ginger. Then, boil the blended mixture on medium - high heat till the water is reduced and has thickened significantly to look like a paste; this should take about 20 minutes if placed on high heat.
     OR
    - Cut your tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and ginger. Season with a little olive oil and salt. Place in a pan and roast in a preheated oven of 350C for 20 minutes. Blend after
  2. 2
    Add water to the pot, bring to a boil on low - medium heat. Add salt and a little oil.
  3. 3
    Add a pack of spaghetti and allow to cook for about 8 - 10 minutes. Drain out the water from the spaghetti using a colander (sieve). Set aside.
  4. 4
    Heat up oil in a pan and sauté onions till it’s translucent.
  5. 5
    Add your pepper mix (as described above), tomato paste and chicken stock. Mix well and allow to fry for about 5 minutes.
  6. 6
    Taste for seasoning and adjust with seasoning cube(s) if needed. Add curry and thyme.
  7. 7
    Add spaghetti into the mixture and mix well for the sauce to get into the spaghetti.
    Fry (stirring occasionally) for about 3 - 5 minutes. And it’s done! Enjoy
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How to make Nigerian Spaghetti Bolognese

Nigerian Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

Spaghetti Bolognese is a popular Italian-inspired style of making spaghetti. 

4.7 Star Rating

Nigerian Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Category:
Main

Method:
Cooked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
2-4 people

Prep Time
45 Min

Total Time
1 Hours 5 Min

Ingredients:
  • 1½ tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 pack of spaghetti
  • Tomato and pepper mix (see below)
  • 1 sachet of tomato paste
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 cup of pasta water
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • 1 tablespoon of curry
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • Seasoning cube, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
Directions: 
  1. 1
    For the stew base (pepper mix), you can either:
    Blend your plum tomatoes, red bell peppers, 1 large onion, 3 scotch bonnet peppers, garlic and ginger. Then, boil the blended mixture on medium - high heat till the water is reduced and has thickened significantly to look like a paste; this should take about 20minutes if placed on high heat.
     OR
    - Cut your tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and ginger. Season with a little olive oil and salt. Place in a pan and roast in a preheated oven of 350C for 20 minutes. Blend after
  2. 2
    Add water to the pot. Add salt and ½ tablespoon of olive oil then bring to a boil on medium heat.
  3. 3
    Add the pack of spaghetti to the boiling water and allow to cook for about 8 - 10 minutes.
  4. 4
    After which, you sieve out the spaghetti from the water and reserve 1 cup of pasta water for later use.
  5. 5
    Heat up the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Sauté chopped onions and garlic until translucent.
  6. 6
    Add black pepper, curry and thyme and stir for about a minute.
  7. 7
    Add ground beef, stir well to combine and allow to cook for about 5 - 7 minutes.
  8. 8
    Add pepper mix, tomato paste and the reserved pasta water. Stir to mix and allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
  9. 9
    Check for seasoning and adjust with seasoning cube(s) if needed.
    Add a little more water (optional), if necessary and then add cheese. Stir well to combine. Allow to simmer for about 3 - 5 minutes then take off heat.
  10. 10
    You can decide to serve as spaghetti and bolognese sauce OR decide to pre-mix it in the pot before serving,
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FAQ

Here are some commonly asked questions about Nigerian Spaghetti recipes and answer.

What is the difference between spaghetti sauce and bolognese sauce?

Spaghetti sauce is typically a meatless tomato sauce while bolognese is an Italian-inspired meat-based sauce, made with ground beef.

Summary

Nigerian Spaghetti Recipe (4 unique types)
Nigerian Spaghetti Recipe (4 unique types) 1

Looking for a Nigerian Spaghetti recipe? 

Type: Main

Cuisine: Nigerian

Recipe Yield: 4 serviings

Preparation Time: PT45M

Cooking Time: PT20M

Total Time: PT1H5M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti
  • Bell Peppers
  • Tomato
  • Onions
  • Oil
  • Seasoning

Recipe Instructions: Put water into a pan and place on medium heat. Season with salt and a little oil and allow to boil. Add a pack of spaghetti into the boiling water and allow to cook for about 8 -10 minutes or till al dente (chewy, not completely soft). Drain the spaghetti out of the pasta water and run through cold water. Reserve a cup of this pasta water for later use. Heat up oil in a pan and sauté onions till translucent Add diced red bell peppers, carrots, green pepper, fresh tomatoes and goat meat Season with stock cubes, curry, thyme, black pepper, ginger powder, garlic powder and mix well. Allow to sizzle for a bit. Add the spaghetti into the mixed vegetable in bits and mix well to get it well incorporated till all the spaghetti has been mixed together. Allow to simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes or till done to taste.

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