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Jollof Spaghetti…


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Hello lovelies, hope you all had a good week? Here is a quick recipe for the weekend. If you are a lover of pasta and spaghetti, then this Jollof spaghetti is for you. You can even prepare your indomie noodles with this super easy recipe too.

how to cook jollof recipe

My friend (Imimi) always make Jollof spaghetti while we were in school, she would cook her spaghetti Jollof with tomato puree and chilli and I tell you it was the bomb. It was also a new experience eating it each time. She doesn’t add curry and thyme because she doesn’t like them. As students now, meat was always a privilege so we always ended up accompanying our spaghetti Jollof with boiled eggs. My oh my, those two combinations can’t be described, just out of this world.

I made my jollof spaghetti using leftover buka stew and I jazzed it up with fresh prawn, and uziza leaves. Man, I loved it!

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1 pack of spaghetti

Left over buka stew

2tbsp tomato puree

Chilli flakes


1-2 cooking spoon vegetable oil

Uziza leaves

Tomatoes, sliced (optional)

Onions, chopped

1tsp dried basil (optional)

Fresh Prawns (optional)

How to make Jollof spaghetti

Add chilli flakes to tomato puree and mix together

Boil spaghetti in boiling water till al-dente

how to cook nigerian spaghetti

Place a pan on medium heat, add vegetable oil and chopped onions. Fry till onions become translucent this should take about 2-3 minutes.

Add leftover stew and cook for about 3 minutes

Follow by the tomato puree mixture, salt and seasoning (add water from spaghetti to dilute the sauce)

images of onion being fried in pan

how to cook jollof spaghetti

Add spaghetti to sizzling sauce, stir till well combined.

lastly, add uziza leave and fresh prawns if using

pot of pasta still in a pot with uziza and fresh shrimps

Leave spaghetti to cook to desired softness and serve.

a close shot of jollof spagheti with prawns and uziza

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  1. I never thought about using left over stew. nice one

  2. silvia baby

    I luv this ,am so going to try cooking it myself lol….

  3. This is nice. I love your blog, keep up the good work.


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