Jollibee Spaghetti | Source: Shutterstock
Jollibee Spaghetti | Source: Shutterstock

Jollibee Spaghetti Recipe — Recreate the Iconic Sweet-Savory Filipino Favorite at Home

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Feb 15, 2024
12:30 P.M.
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Jollibee Spaghetti, a beloved fast-food classic in the Philippines, offers comforting charm. Recreate the iconic Jollibee Spaghetti recipe at home and enjoy this beloved sweet-savory Filipino favorite anytime.

Among the plethora of pasta dishes enjoyed around the world, Filipino Jollibee Spaghetti stands out as an iconic creation of the renowned fast-food chain by the same name. Famously known as Jolly Spaghetti, this delectable dish evokes a wave of nostalgia reminiscent of beloved childhood spaghetti classics.

Jollibee's popularity extends far beyond nostalgia. The dish holds a unique place in Filipino culture, often considered a staple in celebratory gatherings, birthday parties, and family meals.

Jollibee Spaghetti | Source: Shutterstock

Jollibee Spaghetti | Source: Shutterstock

Jollibee Spaghetti features a blend of flavors, including a sweet sauce made from ketchup, paired with ham, ground meat, and hotdog slices. Though typically favored by kids, its universal appeal ensures enjoyment for individuals of all ages.

If you're yearning for the taste of Jollibee Spaghetti, you're in for a treat—it's surprisingly easy to recreate at home! Below, you'll find the coveted Jollibee Spaghetti recipe.

Jollibee Spaghetti Recipe




  • 1 pound uncooked spaghetti pasta (16 ounces)
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 pound ground beef or ground pork
  • 4 pieces red hot dogs, sliced diagonally
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 medium red bell pepper, finely diced (optional)
  • 1 cup banana ketchup or tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water from pasta
  • 1 teaspoon salt, more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheese for toppings


  1. Cook the spaghetti pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water and drain the excess.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a large skillet. Fry the sliced hot dogs for about 3-5 minutes, then remove them from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Add another 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in the same skillet. Sauté garlic, onion, and bell pepper (if you’re using this ingredient) until translucent.
  4. Add the ground beef, salt, and black pepper. Cook until the meat is lightly browned and tender, breaking it into small pieces with a spatula.
  5. Pour in banana ketchup, tomato paste, tomato sauce, sugar, and reserved pasta water. Mix everything until well combined. Cover and let it simmer over low to medium heat for about 30 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  6. Add the fried hot dogs and stir to combine. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Turn the heat off.
  7. Serve the cooked pasta individually on plates and pour the sauce over it. Sprinkle with shredded cheese on top. Enjoy your meal!

A Few Tips:

1. Serve the Jollibee Spaghetti immediately to appreciate its vibrant flavors and textures fully.

2. It's best to serve the dish with chicken, garlic bread, or Filipino bread rolls, also known as pandesal.

3. Sprinkle grated cheese generously over the hot spaghetti for a creamy texture that enhances the sweet-savory flavor.

Jollibee Spaghetti holds a cherished place in Filipino culture, offering a blend of sweet and savory flavors that evoke nostalgia and comfort. Whether you're craving a taste of childhood or simply looking for a satisfying meal for any occasion, this dish is sure to hit the spot!

If you're up for trying another spaghetti dish at home, take your taste buds on a journey to the Caribbean with a delectable Haitian Spaghetti Recipe.

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