Caribbean Spaghetti with Brussel Sprouts – How to make Caribbean Style Spaghetti

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Last Updated on September 10, 2021 by Chef Mireille

Caribbean Almond Spaghetti is a great dish for #MeatlessMonday. With the protein from the almond butter, it is a complete meal!

Caribbean Style Spaghetti in a bowl

Throughout the Caribbbean, spaghetti is a much beloved side dish, albeit with our own interpretation. Whether you are in the Dutch, French, Spanish or British Caribbean, the preparation is similar, albeit with slight adaptations. Our spaghetti is not served with a lot of sauce, but merely coated with the sauce because for us, spaghetti is a side dish, not a course on its own. Spaghetti will most often be served with fried or stewed meats.

Would you like to try some more Caribbean foods? Here’s just a few of my Caribbean recipes!

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You  can add leftover grilled chicken or char sui to transform it into a one pot dish.

This combination of tomato and peanut (or almond) butter is so reminiscent of the African dishes I have prepared like Itakiet Stew and Plaintain Peanut Soup

Caribbean Almond Spaghetti

Grab a glass of Sorrel or Ginger Beer as we would in the Caribbean and dig in!!!

Caribbean Peanut Spaghetti

Caribbean Almond Spaghetti
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Caribbean Spaghetti with Brussel Sprouts

Caribbean Spaghetti is delicious either as a side dish or main meal with extra protein added with peanut or almond butter.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 278.44kcal


  • 8 oz. spaghetti I used whole grain spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 10 oz. trimmed and quartered brussel sprouts
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 1/3 cups tomato juice I used V-8 Spicy Hot
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • salt to taste


  • Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling water, according to package instructions.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil. Add onion and bell pepper. Saute until the onion starts to brown.
  • Add brussel sprouts, carrots and 1/3 cup water. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the almond butter and tomato juice until thoroughly combined.
  • Add to vegetables with the spaghetti. Add salt and toss to combine.


  • Peanut Butter can be substituted for the almond butter.
  • You can also add tomato paste with water. about 3 tablespoons with 1 cup of water to replace the V8 juice.


Calories: 278.44kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.91g | Protein: 9.16g | Fat: 10.09g | Saturated Fat: 0.84g | Sodium: 468.7mg | Fiber: 5.17g | Sugar: 5.99g
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  1. 5 stars
    A totally different way to enjoy spaghetti. I added some broccoli instead of Brussel sprouts and used peanut butter as that is what I had in the pantry. So delicious and easy to make. We enjoyed it on its own.

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