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Marmite Spaghetti

Marmite Spaghetti Recipe

Marmite Spaghetti Recipe

Use your favourite pasta (such as linguine or angel hair) in place of spaghetti. The basic marmite spaghetti tastes great on its own, but you can also add ingredients such as mushrooms to make it a more sumptuous meal.

Check out the previous page for step-by-step pictures.

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins


  • 2 servings (roughly 160g) spaghetti or other pasta noodles such as linguine or angel hair
  • 25 grams unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp Marmite to taste
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • reserved pasta water

Serving Suggestion

  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • freshly chopped parsley


  1. Cook Pasta. Cook spaghetti in a pot of boiling water with 1 tsp salt added until al dente (usually minus 2 minutes off recommended time in packaging instructions for spaghetti).
  2. Make Marmite Sauce. While the pasta is cooking, make the marmite sauce. Melt butter in a small saucepan and add Marmite while the butter is still hot, stirring with spatula to dissolve it completely.
  3. Serve. When the pasta is cooked, drain and add them to the Marmite sauce to toss, adding 1-2 tbsp pasta water to bind everything together. Optional: Serve with grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

Credit: Idea from Nigella Kitchen

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39 Responses to “Marmite Spaghetti”

  1. zakashi — May 14, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    It tastes great that my children asked me to make it again next time. Thanks!


  2. miumiu — May 15, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    I LOVE Marmite to death …and have almost never lived without it in the refrigerator. This recipe is just brilliant!!


  3. Xiaolu — May 18, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    I’ve been really curious to try Marmite but it’s kind expensive here so I don’t want to buy a whole jar and then hate it hehe.


    • wiffy replied: — May 20th, 2011 @ 11:33 am

      I think it’s sold in mini bottle ;)


  4. seeumono — May 18, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    I made this yesterday and my hubby said to his surprise, its actually tasty (he was skeptical at first).

    I notice that after we have finished the pasta, there is butter remaining on my bowls and plates. Is is normal? Is it because I did not mix thoroughly or I put too much butter? (I used 200g instead of 375g of pasta. As for the sauce, I used the same quantity as what you listed above).


    • wiffy replied: — May 20th, 2011 @ 11:34 am

      maybe too much pasta water, resulting in residual sauce? the sauce is supposed to cling onto the noodles. But you can experiment with the quantity to suit your liking ;)


  5. Norma — May 19, 2011 @ 3:22 am

    I have never ever tried this..I was always told how awful it was a million years ago. If I find a tiny winny bottle, I will give it a change.


    • wiffy replied: — May 20th, 2011 @ 11:34 am

      hehe try it out for yourself and decide if you love or hate it ;)


  6. xann — May 31, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

    hi, do you think this can within through the whole morning? Or will the taste go bad easily? Thought of making this for my man’s lunchbox at work.


    • wiffy replied: — June 9th, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

      Hi sorry I have not tried keeping the pasta for hours. perhaps you can pack the pasta and sauce separately and warm the sauce before tossing with the noodles


  7. Mindy Neo — June 1, 2011 @ 1:56 am

    Thank you for this recipe. The marmite with butter creates an interesting cocao taste and the dish goes well with some tomato tuna added in. Will be making it again. Thanks loads.


  8. Zen || DIY Blogger — June 17, 2017 @ 1:16 am

    Loved this so much I had it every day till I ran out of pasta! Even experimented and subbed the marmite with chilli :)


    • wiffy replied: — June 20th, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

      great idea! :D



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