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Creole Spaghetti

A Zesty, Spanish-Style Sauce for Spaghetti

Next time your family clamors for pasta, cook up our vibrant, Spanish-style sauce for spaghetti. This zesty meat spaghetti sauce gets a boost of Spanish flavor from GOYA® Stuffed Olives, savory sofrito, chopped ham, and an authentic blend of Spanish herbs and spices.

So if you’re on the hunt for spaghetti ideas, give this tempting olive spaghetti sauce a try. Your family will ask for it, again and again!

Serves 8

Prep time: 15 min.

Total time: 45 min.


1 tbsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1¼ lbs. ground beef (85% lean)

¼ lb. country ham, cut into ¼” pieces (about ¾ cup)

2 cans (8 oz. each) GOYA® Tomato Sauce

½ cup GOYA® Sofrito

2 tbsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. GOYA® Ground Cumin

½ tsp. GOYA® Oregano

1 packet GOYA® Sazon with Coriander & Annatto

¼ cup GOYA® Manzanilla Olives Stuffed with Minced Pimientos, chopped

½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, divided

½ tsp. GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper

1 lb. spaghetti

Parmesan cheese, to taste


1. Heat olive oil in 12” skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook, breaking up with wooden spoon, until browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer beef to plate; drain and discard but 1 tbsp. fat from pan; reheat pan over medium heat. Add ham; cook, stirring occasionally, until ham is golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add tomato sauce, sofrito, garlic, sugar, cumin, oregano, and sazón to pan; cook until tomato sauce mixture begins to bubble. Stir in reserved beef, olives, ¼ cup cilantro and Adobo. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens and flavors come together, about 8 minutes more. Stir in remaining cilantro.
2. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package instructions; strain pasta, reserving 1½ cups pasta water. Add spaghetti and reserved pasta water to skillet with sauce over medium-high heat. Using tongs, toss spaghetti with sauce until well combined and sauce coats spaghetti, about 3 minutes. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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