Franks Spaghetti Surprise Recipe

If you're wondering who Frank is, it's not a person! This spaghetti dish features SPAR's Butcher's Best Cheese Grillers with onion, sliced and nestled within a herby tomato sauce.


Prep Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes



Recipe Ingredients

  • 375 g SPAR Spaghetti (3/4 packet)
  • 100 ml SPAR Tomato Sauce
  • 10 ml dried parsley
  • 2 ml  dried thyme
  • 1 ml  dried sage
  • 410  g SPAR Tomato & Onion Mix (1 can)
  • 425 g SPAR Butcher’s Best cheese grillers with onion (1 pack)
  • 150 g SPAR Cheddar Cheese (or a half-half combination of cheddar and mozzarella)

Recipe Method

  1. Snap each handful of spaghetti into thirds, dropping directly into a large pot of steadily boiling salted water. Return to a rolling boil and cook for 8 minutes.
  2. While the spaghetti is boiling, pre-heat the oven to 200 °C, combine the tomato sauce, herbs and the tomato onion mix in a bowl, slice the sausages and grate the cheese.
  3. Tip the pot of cooked pasta into a colander placed over the sink, and shake to drain off the cooking liquid.
  4. In a deep large oven-dish layer half the cooked spaghetti, tomato herb mix, sausage slices and grated cheese. Repeat this layering to use up the remaining ingredients, ending with the cheese.
  5. Cover and bake in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes; remove the lid and bake a further 5 minutes.
  6. If time permits, set aside for 5 minutes to firm up slightly before serving.

Hints & Tips

  • Speed up the cooking time by boiling a full kettle of water to pour into the pot for the spaghetti.
  • Recommended accompaniment: Frozen SPAR Creamed Spinach, microwaved according to the on-pack instructions, during the Step 5 oven baking time.