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Easy Marmite Pasta

They say you either love it or hate it and I'm most definitely in the love it camp when it comes to marmite! This super quick but oh so tasty marmite pasta has a rich savoury flavour and is perfect for an easy mid-week dinner.
Course Pasta
Cuisine British
Keyword marmite pasta, marmite spaghetti
Prep Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 small servings or 3 large
Calories 339kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 250 g Spaghetti or use linguine
  • 30 g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Garlic Clove peeled and chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon Marmite
  • 50 g Parmesan grated
  • Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions.
    250 g Spaghetti
  • Whilst the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat and gently cook the garlic for a few minutes.
    30 g Unsalted Butter, 1 Garlic Clove
  • Add in the marmite (I use 1 heaped teaspoon) and stir to combine.
    1 teaspoon Marmite
  • Drain the pasta being careful to reserve 3 tablespoon of the starchy pasta cooking water. Stir the pasta through the buttery marmite mixture and add in the reserved pasta water to make a glossy smooth sauce.
  • Sprinkle in the grated Parmesan and stir to combine. Serve with a grinding of black pepper and more Parmesan if you like things cheesy.
    50 g Parmesan, Black Pepper

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Notes

Variations:
  • Try adding some pancetta or sliced chorizo sausage at the same time as the garlic.
  • A handful of frozen peas or sweetcorn could be added to the boiling pasta water a few minutes before the end of cooking.
  • Be bold and try crumbling over some blue cheese like Stilton.
  • Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce to the pasta at the end of cooking.
 
Nutrition: The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Marmite Pasta
Amount per Serving
Calories
339
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
25
mg
8
%
Sodium
 
249
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
187
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
48
g
16
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
285
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
165
mg
17
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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