Filipino Spaghetti Recipe

Pinoy Spaghetti or Filipino Spaghetti is the Filipino version of the ever popular pasta that is of Italian origin. This version of Spaghetti requires the use of sugar, hotdogs, and banana ketchup. It might some peculiar to some but these ingredients brings up a whole new flavor that is totally Filipino.

Being loved mostly by the young ones, every kiddie party won’t be complete without this dish. Ginormous Fast Food chains such as Jollibee and Mc Donald’s even have their own Pinoy Spaghetti version (mostly included in their kid’s meal or kiddie meal). Yup, that isn’t any typographical error; In the Philippines, Mc Donald’s serves spaghetti; They called it Mc Spaghetti.

Filipino Spaghetti

Though this dish is just a variation, Filipino spaghetti deserves to be listed in our Filipino Recipes or Pinoy food list. I like this recipe in particular because the flavor is just right. It is common for this type of dish to have a sweet tasting sauce, I liked it better because of its meaty taste, which I think is exceptional.

Try this delicious Filipino Spaghetti Recipe and let me know what you think.

Filipino Spaghetti Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
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  • 2 lbs Spaghetti
  • 1 big bottle banana ketchup
  • 1 big can Tomato sauce (approximately 4 cups)
  • ½ cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ lbs Ground Meat (pork or beef)
  • 4 pcs Hotdogs, sliced
  • Brown Sugar
  • 1 medium sized Onion, diced
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 36 ounces Water (about 1 liter)
  • 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
  1. In a large pot, pour the water in and bring to a boil
  2. Put-in the salt and oil
  3. Add the Spaghetti Noodles and cook until tender (see package for cooking time) then set aside
  4. Using a separate pan, saute the garlic and onions
  5. Put-in the round meat and let cook for 5 minutes
  6. Add the hotdogs and cook for 2 minutes
  7. Put-in the tomato sauce, banana catsup, tomato paste, and brown sugar then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes
  8. Place the sauce on top of the cooked noodles and add some cheese
  9. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!


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  1. lheng says

    my hubby is a pasta lover. i always cooked spaghetti pinoy style.hope to know how to cook carbonara, ang dami kasing version. i want your version.

  2. Mila says

    Thanks sa mga recipes mo and it’s really easy to follow coz of your step by step cooking.. More power to you & God bless.

    “Happy New Year..!!!”

  3. shortdogg says

    I owe you many, dude! I followed this and brought it a multicultural potluck, it was a huge hit! Thanks.

  4. ofel says

    thank you, sir, for making me love cooking. i started with not knowing anything. when i filed a leave from work last august, that’s when i started looking at your site. and i have learned a lot of recipes, promise! my specialty is chopsuey!!!
    by the way, i do add evap milk on spaghetti. i sooo love milk and i just experimented on it. thank you again.
    regards to you and your family… especially your cute son. ♥ God bless! ♥

  5. Kate says

    Thank you for your recipes. I have learn a lot from you . By the way, what’s the exact measurement for the brown sugar in this recipe? I hope to hear from you. Thank you again!

  6. Hailey says

    Hi I just made this today but I didn’t use banana ketchup since I could not find one at an asian store yesterday. It’s delicious..I used the filipino style del monte sauce. Yumm. Thanks!

  7. N.Is. says

    I like to read your recipes Vanjo…but here ..sorry ,sugar can be a “taste-killer”.It’s a bit to much for me.

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