How many Pinoy celebrations have you been to without spaghetti? Odds are, every handaan has a bilao of saucy spaghetti sitting next to bread, pancit guisado, and rice. This carb-loaded menu is standard, especially if the goal is to fill tummies quickly. Although buying pasta trays is convenient, making your own for large parties is more economical. Do you have a trusted spaghetti sauce recipe you can use for such occasions?
Remember that not all spaghetti recipes are created equal. You need one that can feed big groups – something handaan-ready that can help make your prep work more efficient. The good news? You can end your search now! Here’s the creamy spaghetti recipe you need for your parties. Moshie Jolina Magdangal shares the version that she uses for special events. She even reveals the secret ingredients to make it more delicious. Ready to give it a try?
Ingredients for Creamy Spaghetti
- 1 kg spaghetti
- cooking oil
- 3 tbsp minced garlic
- ½ cup chopped onions
- 1 kg ground pork
- 1 kg ground beef
- 2 pcs Knorr Pork Cubes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 kg tomato sauce
- 4 packs Knorr Cream of Mushroom Soup, dissolved according to package directions
- 4 packs all-purpose cream
- ¾ cup banana ketchup
- grated cheddar cheese, for topping
How to Cook Filipino-Style Spaghetti
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high flame. Sauté garlic and onions until fragrant. Add pork, beef, Knorr Pork Cubes, salt, pepper, and sugar. Mix well.
Lower heat. Cover and simmer, stirring constantly, for 30-45 minutes or until the meat fat is melted.
Add tomato sauce, dissolved Knorr Cream of Mushroom Soup, cream, and ketchup. Simmer, stirring continuously, until thick. Serve sauce over cooked noodles and top with cheese.
This Filipino pasta sauce is a unique creation – it’s nothing like Italian spaghetti sauces or ready-to-heat grocery finds. Momshie Jolen's version features banana ketchup, umami-rich mushroom soup, and all-purpose cream. Sobrang malinamnam! Besides, this recipe is perfect if you have as many as 20 guests.
This creamy spaghetti sauce recipe is also versatile. You can use it to make baked macaroni, lasagna, or almost any other tomato-based pasta dish. Make sure to round out your handa with other crowd-pleasers, like crispy fried chicken, pork barbecue, and club sandwiches. Happy cooking!