Jollof Spaghetti – Spaghetti Jollof with vegetables

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Jollof Spaghetti with vegetables

 Jollof Spaghetti or Spaghetti Jollof is a quick meal, that got it’s name from the popular Nigerian Jollof Rice.

Jollof Spaghetti is quite easy to prepare and can be made with or without vegetables.
In the recipe below, I’ll show you how I prepare mine with common vegetables.

Jollof Spaghetti Ingredients:
This recipe serves 2 to 3 persons

–  50 pieces spaghetti  (approx. 200 grams)
– 4 cooking-spoonful red stew(tomato stew,chicken stew or beef stew)
– 1 carrot
– 1 handful green beans
– 1 small Irish potato (optional)
– 2  runner beans (optional)
– 2 tablespoonful  Sweet Corn (optional)
– 1 onion (chopped)
– About 150ml Meat or Chicken stock(you can use water as a substitute)
– 1 tablespoonful ground crayfish(optional)
– 1 stock cube/seasoning cube
–  scotch bonnets peppers/atarodo (to taste)
–  salt to taste
– Water, as needed

You can also add chopped whole tomatoes, green bell pepper or any other easy-cook vegetables of choice

See also  Garden Egg Stew Sauce Recipe

Cooking Directions for Jollof Spaghetti :

<<Before cooking Jollof Spaghetti >>

Wash and chop all the vegetables you’ll be using.
Then prepare your stew, if you don’t already have some stew.
Here’s how to prepare Tomato stew, Beef stew or Chicken stew

1. Put some water to boil , when it starts to bubble, add the spaghetti  and a little salt and parboil for 3 minutes. Then strain into a sieve.
This pre-cooking process  helps to get rid of the excess starch that comes with most spaghetti , but you can leave it out if your brand of spaghetti has a low starch content.

2. Place the prepared stew into a pot (If you like your jollof spaghetti really ”stewy”, you can set aside about a cooking-spoonful of the stew, for later use)
Add the meat or chicken stock(or water) into the stew pot and leave to boil on high heat for 5 minutes.

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 3.  Add the precooked spaghetti, the vegetables, the ground crayfish (this is optional), the stock cube , salt and pepper to taste… and any other seasoning you like to add and leave to boil for 5 minutes on medium heat.

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4. When the liquid in the spaghetti is almost dried, add the remaining stew to the top, cover the pot and simmer  for 1 minute until the spaghetti is done.

Now mix thoroughly and turn off the heat… and your Jollof Spaghetti is Ready.

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Food for thought: A Ghanaian friend once joked about the
word ”jollof” , she said the word might actually mean ”soaked in red
stew”, because everything with a jollof  is always stew related: jollof
rice, jollof beans , jollof spaghetti, jollof indomie etc… well, who
knows, she might not be far from the truth

You might also like these recipes below:
 *    Jollof Rice

*   Nigerian Fried Rice

*   Coconut Curry Sauce (gravy) with Chicken &Vegetables

*   Ofada Rice and sauce

Nigerian Coconut Rice

* Nigerian Egg Fried Rice

* Grilled Fish Served with Boiled White Rice and Tomato stew

* How to Boil ”Non-soggy” White Rice for Nigerian Stews and Sauces 

* Nigerian Rice and Beans

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* How to Parboil long grain white Rice(Nigerian  method)

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  1. Ali gift
    May 7, 2021 / 1:52 pm


  2. Anonymous
    October 31, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    tried it and it came out perfect

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      Thanks for the feedback

  3. ummi
    December 24, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Sorry please I use to have problem ingredients. My joff usually teastless

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 29, 2015 / 12:43 pm

      Follow our jollof rice recipe and you'll never cook tasteless rice again 🙂

  4. esse valeria
    September 17, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    I really love this my first time of seeing better verison of cooking spag,I've always had issues with spag

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 3, 2015 / 11:07 pm

      Thanks hun 😉

  5. Anonymous
    December 27, 2014 / 6:46 pm

    Happy holidays and thanks for sharing.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 29, 2014 / 12:23 pm

      Happy holidays to you too dearie 🙂

  6. Gbemi
    October 21, 2014 / 7:27 am

    My spaghetti always have a lot of starch, now I know what to do about the excess starch. Thanks Nky.Can I use the same method for indomie noddles?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 21, 2014 / 11:05 am

      You're welcome dearie.As for the indomie noddles, you can also parboil it for 1 minutes, strain out the starchy water, and continue with whatever recipe you want to make with it.

  7. Tope Tunde
    October 20, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    I seemed to have waited endlessly for this spaghetti recipe. I am on point but I will still follow this word for word. It is my go to meal.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 21, 2014 / 7:22 am

      It's also my go to meal, especially for my kids, when I'm short of time.Thanks for stopping by dearie, hope to see more of you 🙂

  8. Bimbo
    October 18, 2014 / 2:31 am

    I love jollof spaghetti with vegetables, I'll be adding sweet corn next time. thanks for the recipe.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 20, 2014 / 12:42 pm

      You're welcome Bimbo 🙂