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Recipe: Marmite spaghetti

Posted: 17 October 2010


I saw this recipe on Nigella during the week, and my attention was instantly grabbed.  As much as I enjoy a culinary challenge, I also love a comforting quick fix, and this recipe most definitely sits in the later category.  The recipe is Marmite Spaghetti, and having immediately cooked it for dinner on Friday night I do declare it a success. It doesn't actually taste of Marmite as such, just really nice and savoury. The recipe is billed as one for kids, but being so quick and requiring so few ingredients I think it's perfect for a mid week adult (big kid?!) dinner too. 

The recipe originates from Anna del Conte, and here it is in it's original form. I also added a handful of peas (but I tend to do that with most pasta receipes anyway).  I think once you've made this once you might contemplate increasing the marmite to taste, I know I'll be adding just a little more next time......

Having written this my mouth is watering and I'm off to make it for my lunch! Enjoy x

Number Served:

4 Children


350-380g dried spaghetti
50g unsalted butter
1 tsp Marmite
freshly grated parmesan cheese, for serving.


Cook the spaghetti in plenty of boiling salted water. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the Marmite and 1 tablespoon of the pasta water. Mix thoroughly to dissolve, then pour over the drained spaghetti. Serve with plenty of grated parmesan cheese.