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
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
    Total time: 
    • 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. I love this site. Eto ang naging silbing kodego ko padating sa kusina.. Hahaha!

    2. shortdogg says:

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

    3. In response to Jenny’s comment for Daisy, it would be appreciable if we try to avoid criticizing other people esp our co-Filipinos. We must put in mind that we all make mistakes, you might not be aware that Americans do make mistakes with their spellings as well, spokening dollar na sila–ha? But it doesn’t really matter as long as we understand what they’re trying to say. Let’s be nice to one another, please…Thank you and good day–Jenny.

    4. Oh geez! @Daisy first of all if you are going to comment do make sure that you are using proper grammar and wording, so that even though you portrait yourself as a shallow person, you also show that you have a little bit of brains in you!

      It’s “LACKING” not “LOCKING”.

      Suffice to say, I find the man behind Panlasang Pinoy to be very helpful towards people like me in getting to be more familiar with Filipino cuisines.

    5. LOCKING? as in “O” ???hala?.. :D ..manlalait na lang ng kapwa pinoy mali mali pa oh…galing mgsalita..haha…

    6. to ms daisy, for future reference lng po, hndi po ”locking”. ang correct po ay LACKING., hayaan mo na lng po kung nklimutan nya sa video ang paglagay ng salt and pepper. try to check his other post. marami kng matututunan sa knya. peace

    7. Really!!! Are you for real? You can’t judge the person’s ability just because “the putting in some salt and paminta” happens to be not included in the video! Try making some of the recipes first – that is if you can cook! Maybe can’t even make boiled eggs! urrgghhh so shallow you are!

    8. I will be cooking Pinoy style spaghetti and I am currently in US. There a lot of cheese type here. What is the brand or type of cheese I should put in Pinoy Style Spaghetti? It is not shown in the video. Hope to receive a respond today. Thanks!

    9. kuya vanjo.,ask ko lang po if ilan ang measurements po ng mga ingredients sa spaghetti na 2kilos….;;pls reply asap tnx po

    10. Thank you so much for this site! A good friend of mine suggested this and since then, binabalik-balikan ko na to… Tagal ko nang humahanap ng Pinoy style spaghetti pero all the recipes I tried did not come out right. Your recipe is IT! My daughters love it! I made some adjustments though. I just used 1 lb spaghetti instead of two and used Hunts spaghetti sauce instead of the tomato sauce. It still came out great! Again, thank you! :)

    11. kua potato salad nmn po :)

    12. bos nakalimutan nyong ilagay kung ilang serving ito, hehe anyways thanks sa bagong kaalaman

    13. 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..!!!”

    14. 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.

    15. annalyn says:

      kuya tnong ko lang kung certified chef po b kayo?
      chaka pwd po b kau mg post ng sisig Gambas un po kz
      favorito ng family q eh!..slmt po at more power!..

      • annalyn, I am not. I’m just an ordinary guy with a great passion in cooking. You may check-out my details in the About page if you like.

        • @daisy: i wonder why some people love to be known as “faultfinders.” tao lang, ikaw talaga. ikaw nga, wrong choice of word or simply wrong spelling ka. dapat nag-google ka muna ng spelling… joke!
          seriously speaking, i love this guy who loves to share his talent and idea. :)

        • 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! ♥

    16. bravo!

      pasta Spaghetti, my favorite dish…

      pde din po ba ang Baked MAc and CARBONARRA…


    17. pfeiffer angelli santos says:

      kuya carbonara naman po

    18. u8mypinkcookies says:

      e best pinoy spaghetti i’ve tried are Jolly SPaghetti and Amber’s! :)

    19. Hey Toni, how are you doing? Minsan, hindi ko na talaga sinasama dahil pakiramdam ko basic na masyado yung step (although sa ibang recipe naisasama) or depende rin sa mood ko that day kung sinisipag or not :).