Unique spaghetti recipes for the family Noche Buena

Maggi Magic Sarap

Posted at Nov 26 2018 01:55 PM | Updated as of Nov 26 2018 07:00 PM

With Christmas drawing closer with every day, the question on many mothers' minds is sure to be what to serve for Noche Buena.

While there are sure to be family favorites and recipes perfected through generations, there is one dish that is sure to be in demand, especially by kids, whatever the occasion—spaghetti.

There are many ways to cook this versatile pasta, and just as many ways to make sure nobody tires of the festive fave. Just the addition of a few unique ingredients would be enough to excite the taste buds!

Below are some mouthwatering spaghetti recipes to flavor up the family feast—Cheese Spaghetti for cheese-loving kids, Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Spaghetti for those who are addicted to the sweet-savory flavor of bacon, and Asian Chicken Spaghetti for an unforgettable pasta experience.

After choosing the best dish for the family, prepare all the ingredients and avail of Maggi Magic Sarap's pasta promo—those who purchase 3 dozen Maggi Magic Sarap 8g sachets can get free 200g spaghetti noodles.

CHEESE SPAGHETTI

Ingredients:
125 grams bacon
2 tsp annatto seeds (atsuete)
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup water
1 pack 250 ml Nestlé All Purpose Cream
4 tbsp cheese, grated
1 sachet 8G MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®
1/4 kg spaghetti

Directions:
1. Render bacon until crisp. Strain and set aside. Combine bacon fat, annatto seeds and butter. Gently heat for 5 minutes and strain into a sauce pot.
2. Stir in water, Nestlé All Purpose Cream and 3 tbsp of cheese. Simmer until thick. Season with MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®.
3. Boil pasta according to package direction.
4. Strain spaghetti toss in the sauce. Transfer on a serving plate, grate 1 tbsp of cheese, top with bacon bits and serve.

CREAMY MUSHROOM AND BACON SPAGHETTI

Ingredients:
1/4 kg bacon crumble
1 pack 200g Amigo spaghetti
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 pc onion, small diced
1 small can mushroom slices, rinsed and drained
1 pc 250 ml Nestlé Fresh Milk
1/2 cup Nestlé All Purpose Cream
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp grated cheese
1 sachet MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp minced parsley

Directions:
1. Cook bacon in a pan to render fat. Strain bacon bits and set aside.
2. Cook spaghetti according to package direction.
3. Meanwhile, sauté garlic, onion and mushroom in the same pan with bacon fat for 5 minutes. Pour Nestlé Fresh Milk, Nestlé All Purpose Cream and water. Stir in cheese and bring to gentle simmer. Season with MAGGI MAGIC Sarap, nutmeg and pepper.
4. Strain spaghetti and toss in the sauce. Finish with parsley. Transfer into a serving plate and garnish with bacon bits.

ASIAN CHICKEN SPAGHETTI

Ingredients:
1/4 kg boneless and skinless chicken thigh, sliced
1 sachet 8G MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 pack 200g Amigo spaghetti
2 tbsp vegetable oil
6 cloves garlic, sliced
1 pc onion, julienned
1 pc red chili, sliced
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp MAGGI® OYSTER SAUCE
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sliced spring onion
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions:
1. Season chicken with ½ sachet of MAGGI MAGIC SARAP® and 1/8 tsp of pepper. Set aside.
2. Cook spaghetti according to package direction.
3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and sauté chicken for 1 minute. Remove and set aside. Pour remaining 1 tbsp of oil and sauté garlic, onion and chili for 1 minute. Pour water and add MAGGI Oyster Sauce , hoisin sauce, remaining ½ sachet of MAGGI MAGIC SARAP®, 1/8 tsp of pepper, brown sugar, sesame oil and sautéed chicken. Bring to simmer.
4. Strain spaghetti and toss in the sauce. Finish with spring onion. Transfer into a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds.

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