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fried spaghetti with ketchup

  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 650 kcal
  • Total Time: 30 m
    • Prep: 20 m
    • Cook: 10 m
  • Japanese: Naporitan-supagetti
Fried Spaghetti with Ketchup


  • 3 1/2 ounces sausage or sliced ham
  • 1/2 (5 ounces) onion
  • 1 (2 ounces) green pepper
  • 7 ounces spaghetti
  • 1/3 ounces butter
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 quarts water
Step 1

step 1:

Cut the sausage (or sliced ham) into bite-size pieces.

Step 2

step 2:

Slice the onion into 1/4 in. wide pieces. Remove seeds from the green pepper and slice into 1/4 in. wide pieces.

Step 3

step 3:

Put the butter in a frying pan. Add the sausage (or sliced ham), onion and green pepper. Add the salt and pepper and stir for a couple of minutes and remove from the heat.

Step 4

step 4:

Pour the water into a pan. Bring to a boil and add the spaghetti.

Step 5

step 5:

Cook the spaghetti until done. Remove from pan and drain in a colander. Add the spaghetti and ketchup to the sausage (or sliced ham), onion and green pepper in the frying pan. Mix and cook for a few minutes. Remove from heat.



This spaghetti dish is an original Japanese dish and is very popular. Frying spaghetti with ketchup is a unique cooking manner. The dish, called Naporitan is named after the city of Naples in Italy, although it does not exist there and is unique to Japan.