Marmite & pancetta spaghetti

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

Trust us when we say it works! Even Marmite haters will love this umami pasta dish with crispy Italian bacon

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:12 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 848
  • fat 39g
  • saturates 19g
  • carbs 90g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 33g
  • salt 2.5g


  • 500g pack of spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g pancetta, diced
  • 80g butter, softened
  • 2 tsp Marmite
  • 50g cheddar, grated
  • grated Parmesan, to serve


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add the spaghetti. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the pancetta for 8-10 mins until crispy.

  2. Once the pasta is cooked, drain, reserving a little pasta water. Tip the spaghetti back into the pan with the pasta water and add the pancetta with the fat from the pan, the butter, Marmite and cheeses. Use tongs to coat the spaghetti in the sauce and season with a little pepper. Taste and add a little more Marmite , if you like. Serve in bowls with extra Parmesan sprinkled over.

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