5 Steps Involved In Making Jollof Spaghetti

jollof spaghetti

Jollof rice is’ bae’, Indomie is the ‘side chick’, and Jollof Spag is the ugly one we are doing on the side that gives it to us good but we don’t want people to know about. Lol, don’t mind me. Jollof spag is also a popular delicious meal, it’s the distant cousin of jollof rice and also very easy to make and it’s sweeter and easier to garnish than jollof rice.


1 Pack Spaghetti
10 Plum Tomatoes
4 Red Scotch Bonnets (Ata rodo) (Or less)
5 Chili pepper a.k.a Shombo
4 Garlic cloves
1 Red Onion
1/2 tsp. Curry powder
1/2 tsp. Thyme
1 tsp. Salt
7 cups water
2 Seasoning cubes
1 cup Vegetable oil
1 Green bell pepper
1 Medium size corned beef
3 Smoked Sausages
1 Green pepper
4 tbsp. Margarine/ Butter


Chop the onion, Sausage and green pepper

Blend the tomato, pepper, garlic in a blender and pour into a pot. Heat up the puree till the liquid drys up leaving the concentrated tomato and pepper paste. Pour in the vegetable oil and leave to fry on medium heat for about 5 minutes

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Add the Water, Part of the chopped onion, curry powder, thyme , seasoning cubes, Salt. over and leave to boil for about 10 mins (Kitchen Tip: When cooking Spaghetti or pasta, it’s always best to allow the liquid you intend cooking it in boil very well before adding. This is done so that when you add your spaghetti, it wouldn’t stick together after preparation). When the tomapep liquid starts to boil, gently lower in your spaghetti “Vertically” and cover the pot. Leave to boil for about 15-20 mins till almost all the liquid dries up in the pot.

While the ingredients in step 3 cook up, place the Butter/ Vegetable oil / Margarine in an empty pan and heat on medium to melt. Add the chopped sausages, green pepper, the remaining chopped onion and corned beef one at a time. Stir fry for about 5 mins – Set aside.

Pour in your stir fried sausages and vegetables into the spaghetti and mix. Leave to simmer for 3mins.


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