Spicy Tomato pasta for poor girl recipe

Spicy Tomato pasta for poor girl

by Shawana Elizabeth (@lizzie99)
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A simple and spicy tomato pasta dish with a kick of red chili pepper.


2 Servings
(1 serving = 1 plate)
  • 1cup
    pasta of choice
  • 2tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1piece
    red chili pepper, diced
  • 2tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 1piece
    medium onion, diced
  • 1piece
    Maggi cube
  • 1dash

How to make Spicy Tomato pasta for poor girl

  1. Boil salted water and cook the pasta until aldente. Reserve pasta water before draining.

  2. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.

  3. Add diced onions and cook until translucent.

  4. Stir in tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.

  5. Add salt, Maggi cube, and any other desired seasonings.

  6. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  7. Add reserved pasta water to the sauce, then add the cooked spaghetti.

  8. Stir everything together and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

  9. Serve and enjoy your spicy tomato spaghetti.

Tips & Tricks

  1. For extra flavor, add a pinch of dried oregano or basil to the sauce.

  2. If you prefer a milder dish, reduce the amount of red chili pepper.


Recipe by

Shawana Elizabeth


"I'm Elizabeth, a Nigerian home cook and food enthusiast. I share easy and delicious recipes for single girls living with their families, blending traditional Nigerian...

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