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Marmite Spaghetti

Marmite Spaghetti Recipe

First posted in May 2011, updated in May 2017.

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Marmite is something you either love or hate. For me, of course I belong to the love camp. I even enjoy a marmite drink by simply dissolving marmite in hot water (better than essence of chicken!), and it is a must-have condiment in my porridge since my childhood days. And ever since I discovered marmite spaghetti from watching Nigella’s Kitchen, marmite now has a new purpose: it has become the key ingredient in my favourite to-go “marmite instant noodles”.

More Marmite Recipes:
Marmite Mushroom Pasta Recipe
Baked Marmite Chicken Wings Recipe
  • Marmite Chicken Wings Recipe (above; upcoming)

Marmite Spaghetti Recipe

Dress it up a little with some grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley, and this quickie pasta dish even looks gourmet. This recipe is a god-sent when there is next to nothing in the fridge, and I want to whip up something quick but more wholesome than instant noodles.

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It takes 10 minutes to make this dish if I’m using spaghetti. If you want even quicker, use quick-cooking angel hair which takes only about 2 minutes of cooking time.

Making almost-instant marmite spaghetti:

Marmite Spaghetti Recipe
Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water.

Almost-Instant Marmite Sauce (Step-by-Step)
While the pasta is cooking, make the Marmite pasta sauce. Melt butter in a pan. You can also use the microwave oven.

Almost-Instant Marmite Sauce (Step-by-Step)
While the melted butter is still hot, add in marmite….

Almost-Instant Marmite Sauce (Step-by-Step)
… and stir until the marmite is fully dissolved.

Marmite Spaghetti Recipe
When the spaghetti is cooked, add them to the butter marmite sauce, adding 1-2 tbsp pasta water to bind everything together. Done!

39 comments on “Marmite Spaghetti”

  1. Made this once too, so simple and packed full of flavours!

  2. Marmite spaghetti! I love marmite so I shall try this really soon..thanks for sharing! :)

  3. any idea if marmite same as bovril?

  4. Wondering if Marmite and Vegemite are same? Tasted vegemite before but never saw Marmite here.

    • I’ve not tried vegemite before, but it’s the same type of stuff (yeast extract) as marmite with different formula :)

  5. hmm…simply delicious!

  6. Lovely quick dish, be it for one or four or six.
    Enjoy your break : )!

  7. wow, i lv marmite too! cant wait to try it during the weekend. tks for sharing :)

  8. ooooooo. I wonder if it will taste the same with vegemite hey… but what an awesome idea. The marmite will give it a punchy taste!

  9. I used to serve it with white rice and I should try it with pasta next time ^^

  10. Really a quick and simple meal!

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