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One Pot Mbakbaka (Spicy Libyan Pasta)

This one pot pasta is spicy with a lot of warm Middle Eastern spices.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine north african
Servings 8
  • 16 oz Ditalini pasta
  • 5 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp salt (unless using regular sodium broth should be 1 tsp)
  • 3 chili peppers
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Heat up the stock and water together in a large pot on the stove over medium heat. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, coriander, salt and olive oil to the pot and mix it all together. Follow by stirring in the tomato sauce.
  • Bring the seasoned liquid up to a boil. Add in the pasta, chiles, and sugar. Give it another quick mix.
  • Allow the pasta to boil on high for about 15 minutes. You want your pasta to cook to al dente!
  • Cook pasta until the liquid is absorbed. Serve hot!
Keyword egyptian pasta, libyan cuisine, libyan pasta, north african food, one pot pasta, spicy pasta recipe
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