Tuesday 11 March 2014

Spaghetti with Marmite


I was inspired to cook this dish when I saw Joyce from Kitchen Flavour cooked it.  The recipe was taken from Nigella Lawson from her cookbook “Nigella Kitchen”. 

 Indeed, Marmite on Spaghetti is a special and nice combination. 

It’s a simple and easy dish to make for lunch.  I’m glad my husband and sons love it.

Yes, Joyce is right.  This noodle was pretty plain without the additional ingredient added.  After adding the ham and chilli flakes, this dish has become entirely different.  It looks more appealing and, tastier and yummier too!

(Serves 4-6)
(Note the additional and change in yellow by Joyce)
 12 ounces dried spaghetti
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon Marmite, or more to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve
300gm chopped ham (I used SPAM Bacon)
minced chives, for sprinkling over (I skipped this)
coarse chilli flakes


(1)Cook the spaghetti in plenty of boiling salted water, following the package instructions.

(2)When the pasta is almost cooked, melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the Marmite and 1 tablespoons of the pasta water, mixing thoroughly to dissolve. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water ; then drain the pasta and pour the Marmite mixture over the drained spaghetti. adding a little reserved pasta water to amalgamate if required. Serve with plenty of grated Parmesan cheese. (I stir-fry the chopped ham in a little oil, remove and drain. Use the same pan to melt the butter and the marmite as stated in the recipe)

(3)Serve the spaghetti with some fried chopped ham sprinkled over and garnish with chopped chives, and some coarse chilli flakes if desired.


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Congratulation for making it thus far!

For March and Apr, Cook Like A Star is having an All Star Anniversary Party and we’ll be cooking and baking from any of the previous featured chefs' recipes.  

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  1. Hi Amy,

    This recipe is the one in Nigella's book with her kids slurping these noodles... First, I'm imaging Joyce's kids slurping these noodles. Now, yours! :D


  2. Hi Amy,
    Spaghetti and Marmite its indeed something different!
    I love that you have used SPAM! And glad that your family enjoy this as well!
    Thanks for linking!

  3. such a beautiful dish, i need a plate right now

  4. Hi Amy, glad to know you via your wonderful blog.
    Your Spaghetti with marmite looks very tempting! Yummy :)

  5. Ya I saw Joyce's post and really like how simple it is to cook and delicious….you just proofed it again:D

  6. Hi Amy,
    This looks like a simple but delicious meal for me too cook for lunch.
    Next my kids will be slurping marmite noodles ..lol