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Spaghetti With Paprika

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An easy recipe for spaghetti with paprika sauce, which I'm sure that if you a spaghetti addict and paprika fan, this dish will become your favorite meal of the week! There is literally no preparation time, and in less than 20' you'll enjoy a delicious meal! The only things that you should have are 6 basic ingredients that I'm pretty sure you already have in your cupboards.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 506 kcal


For the Paprika Sauce

  • 2 cups lightly concentrated tomato juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp spicy paprika
  • 1/5 tsp salt

For the Spaghetti

  • 500 gr spaghetti


For the Spaghetti

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. I prefer to cook my pasta for 1 or 2 minutes less than the packaging instructions suggest.
  • Until the water boils and during boiling the pasta, start making the sauce.

For the Paprika Sauce

  • Place a pan over medium heat and add the olive oil.
  • When hot add the garlic and stir until golden.
  • Add the sweet and spicy paprika and mix for a few seconds with the garlic and olive oil.
  • Add the tomato sauce and salt and mix well.
  • Let it simmer for 5 minutes until thick. Do not forget to stir the sauce from time to time.
  • When your sauce and spaghetti are ready, add the sauce to the spaghetti and mix well.


  • Served: Serve with grated parmesan cheese on top.
  • Variations: 
    • Add more garlic.
    • Add only your favorite type of paprika.
    • Spice up with flavors like smoked paprika and tabasco.
  • Storage: Serve and enjoy it immediately. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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