Monday, March 9, 2015

COOKING for 3: Spam Spag in Garlic and Olive Oil

This is the first of the Cooking for 3 series. 

Why Cooking for 3?

A lot of us, knows how to cook or not, can search the internet for recipes. Whether it's a simple or complicated dish, the step-by-step and ingredients' just one click away. But if you look closely, most of those are good for 4-6 or even more people. Based on personal experience, I had a hard time adjusting just to suit my family's taste. 

Another reason is that I don't like leftovers. Some food, when reheated, do not taste as great as it was, when first cooked. 

This is why I've come up with this concept.

As a first installment, here's a family favorite:

Spam Spag in Garlic and Olive Oil

What you need: 

200 grams Spaghetti (about a little over 1/3 of a 500 gram-pack) 
3 tablespoons of Olive Oil 
1 whole head of garlic (minced)
2 spoonfuls of butter 
2 teaspoons of Paprika 
1/2 can of Spam (square cut) 
Salt and Pepper to taste 

1. Cook the pasta [read the instructions on the package. Cooking time depends on the type of pasta you are using]. But as a general rule in cooking pasta, you need to fill a pot with 2/3 of water and put in about 1 tsp of oil and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Then add pasta. 

Once cooked, drain and set aside. 

2. On a different pan, pour in 3 tsp olive oil. Place the spam and cook for about 3-5 minutes then remove spam and set it aside. 

3. Saute garlic and butter. Then add the spam again and paprika. 

4. Place the cooked pasta onto the sauce and mix well (under low heat). 

5. Add salt and pepper then serve. 

It's easy right? Why not try this today and serve it as a merienda :) 

If you want to check future posts about 
Cooking for 3, kindly check the link below: 


Donna =) 


  1. Interesting. Will try this someday :)

  2. Spam Spaghetti sounds delicious. I'm not the cook at home but this should be fairly easy to try. I do the pasta cooking at least. :)

    1. you should try it. it is really easy to cook :)

  3. Easy to cook spaghetti recipe! My boys will definitely love this. Thanks!

  4. mmm, looks real easy and yummy! thanks :)

  5. Paprika in pasta sounds interesting... I will try this one soon :)

  6. yup.. you can never go wrong with garlic and olive oil in pasta.. pero paprika? hmmm..that's something to try out! :)

    1. try it too nicole. if you want something different on your pasta :)

  7. paprika, haven't tried it yet, what's the taste of paprika? is it something spicy like pepper? :-)

    1. yes =) it is a different kind of pepper - grinded dried sweet red peppers.

  8. Looks and sound yummy! thanks for sharing, my son loves spam so might try this one time :)

  9. looks delicious. I did not know that spam can also be an ingredient in spaghetti :-). Now i know :-).

    1. It was just an experiment :) and the 30% less sodium spam + paprika pasta became a hit sa family ko. We like spicy food (yes, even my little girl. hehe!)

  10. I love this new twist in spaghetti recipe. Looks like a hit.

  11. Yes, easy nga :) My kids love pasta so I'll surely give this a try :)

  12. Good idea that kids will love. I too, never run out of Clara Ole olive oil in the kitchen cause no matter what you cook with it- it turns out to be fantastic. -MacySantos


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