I haven’t made this Filipino spaghetti for a long time. I used to make it frequently for my kids, especially when we first immigrated here in Vancouver, Canada but then my former neighbor taught me a different way to make spaghetti. She taught me how to make quick Italian sausage spaghetti which uses Italian sausages and store bought pasta sauce. It was an easy, quick and convenient way to whip up a meal. Since then, I have made it for my family at least once a month. Last week, I decided to make this Filipino spaghetti again. I realized how different it is from regular spaghetti in the sense that the Filipino version consists of unique ingredients, sliced hotdogs and banana sauce, which makes it sweeter compared to the regular one.
How to make Filipino Spaghetti
In this Filipino spaghetti recipe, the sliced hotdogs were fried separately until browned and then set aside. The ground pork was then sautéed with the aromatics and then slowly simmered with the tomato and banana sauce for 15 minutes. The browned sliced hotdogs were added afterwards at the end of cooking time. Eating this Filipino spaghetti brought back fond memories. I forgot how good and comforting this food was. Enjoy!
- 1 lb spaghetti noodles
- 3 tablespoon olive oil ,divided
- 4 hotdogs ,sliced diagonally
- 1 onion ,chopped
- 2 cloves garlic ,minced
- 1 lb lean ground pork
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
- ½ cup tomato paste
- 1 cup store-bought banana sauce ( banana ketchup)
- Grated cheddar cheese
- Cook spaghetti noodles in salted boiling water until tender but firm. Drain in a colander and toss with 1 tablespoon oil to prevent from sticking.
- In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat. Add sliced hotdogs and cook, stirring until brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on a plate lined with paper towel. Set aside.
- Using the same skillet, sauté onion and garlic for 2 minutes or until onion has softened. Add ground pork and cook until juice from the meat has evaporated and the meat is brown, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add tomato sauce, tomato paste and banana sauce. Stir to combine and blend flavors. Reduce heat to medium, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in sliced hotdogs.
- Serve sauce over spaghetti and sprinkle with grated cheese.
Thank you for this recipe! I made this for my family tonight and it was so easy to make. Everyone thought it was delicious! Tastes just like how my mom makes it! 😋
What is banana sauce and where can I purchase it?? What kind of hot dogs do you use???
Banana sauce is the same as banana ketchup and you can buy this at any Filipino or Asian store. I normally use regular hotdogs that you can buy at any supermarket. Take care!
Can you please tell me what to do with the sausages after setting it aside?
In step 4, add the tomato sauce, tomato paste and banana sauce. Stir to combine and blend flavors. Reduce heat to medium, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in browned sliced hotdogs.
Hi! I am not a very good cook but, how much salt and pepper do you add to this recipe. Thank you for your help!
It is better to start with less seasoning rather than more. It is easier to add later on. Start with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper and then taste it. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Hope these help!
Easy to follow recipe!! And 3 year old daughter gave it the thumbs up!
This is my first time to cook Filipino style spaghetti. Your recipe is easy to follow, and really tasty. Thank you so much, Ms. Liza. I’d be sure to try your other recipes.
I am so glad you were able to try this recipe and had success with it:) Take care my friend and thanks for taking the time to write!
Never had Filipino style spaghetti, but I had an idea what it would tasted like. It came out perfect! My husband enjoyed it very much, and saved it for the next and it was gone. My parents devoured it!!
Can’t wait to make it again!
Thanks again for the recipe 🙂
You’re welcome Linda! I am glad you were able to try this Filipino spaghetti recipe 🙂 Take care and thanks for the feedback!
Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I am American and my husband is Filipino. I surprised them with this dish and it went perfectly. They loved it! THANK YOU!!!!!
You’re welcome Katy! Take care and thanks for writing your success story 🙂
Great recipe! Do you know how many calories is in each serving?
I have had Filipino spaghetti while in the Philippines, it is uniquely different from what we have here in the states. It is much sweeter and obviously the addition of hotdogs. However, the hotdogs definitely are not equal to those produced in the States. With that said… I must say that it IS good!
I want to try your recipes but I’m no good at measuring. I want to make this for my daughters party but I want to make a lot. Maybe good for 20 servings. Any advice?
You can change the settings where it says 5 servings move the bar up
Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Any idea how many calories per serving is?
I planned to make Filipino spaghetti today and i saw your Recipe,and so far so good to look at thank you for sharing your Recipe it’s big help for me.
I hope you get to try it. Take care!
What kind of tomato sauce do you use for this recipe?
I used the regular tomato sauce (Hunt’s) for this recipe.
Your Filipino spaghetti looks so yummy. Makes me want to go home now and cook it also. Thank you for sharing so many yummy recipes.
You’re welcome Liza 🙂
I really like your yummy – Philippine recipe for spaghetti.
I just saw them, I got hungry and I have to try …
Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! 🙂
Vlada, Czech Republic
You’re welcome Vlada 🙂 Enjoy!