• 3 cups strong flour (high grade)
  • 3 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ¼ cup lukewarm water
  • 420 g can Wattie’s Spaghetti
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 50 g ham, chopped
  • ½ cup grated tasty cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp milk to brush
  1. Place flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl and stir to mix. Pour in the oil and water and mix well, bringing it together into a ball. Turn onto a floured board and knead together until the dough is smooth. Place in a greased bowl and cover with cling film. Set aside in a warm place for 20 minutes to rise.
  2. Roll out the dough to measure 40cm x 40cm. Spread Wattie’s Spaghetti over the bottom two-thirds of dough, leaving a 2cm gap around the sides. Scatter chopped onion, ham, cheese and parsley on top.
  3. Turn the ends of the dough in and carefully roll the dough up to enclose the filling. Place on a baking-paper-lined oven tray. Using a sharp knife, make diagonal cuts in the top of the dough. Set aside while heating oven.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C fan assisted or 220°C conventional bake.
  5. Brush the top of the dough with milk. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C fan assisted or 200°C conventional and bake for a further 20 minutes, until the bread is golden and cooked. Serve warm.

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Top Tips

  • You can substitute Wattie’s Spaghetti with Wattie’s Spaghetti 50% Less Added Sugar*, if preferred.

Swap it out

  • Replace the ham with chopped bacon or chorizo and cook with the onion.
  • Try using Wattie’s Mild Chilli Beans instead of Wattie’s Spaghetti.

* Contains 50% less added sugar and 30% less salt than the regular Wattie’s Spaghetti in tomato sauce 420g.

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Reviews (15)

cam sutoon's Review | Rating

love it quick and esay you must try it today!!!!!!!!!!!!

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charmaine jones's Review | Rating

this is great for the kids to help make and have a lot of fun with

Caitlin Hutson's Review | Rating

awesome resipe made this for family and friends and they loved it xx

Jillian Nuth's Review | Rating

This was really yummy after I added a few extras, like tomato and basil and mushrooms. I made two loaves which fed 6 of us.

Inasmuch As's Review | Rating

Don't you have a nutritionist on staff? This recipe is full of starch and sugar and little in the way of protein or veggies. Regardless of how good it might taste, it still needs to be good for you.

Nutritionist, Food in a Minute's Review | Rating

Thank you for your comment. We do have a nutritionist here at Food in a Minute. Our aim is to provide a variety of recipes that together can form part of a balanced diet. This recipe is designed to be eaten as a lunch and could easily be served with a side salad for extra veg. For those looking specifically for healthier recipes look out for those with the Healthy Pick icon.

Rianne Scott's Review | Rating

We are having it tonight with a salad, of course you would not eat it alone for your dinner if you had any brains... It's much better to make your own ymuuy treats at home than eat takeaways high in transfat, salt, sugar and added MSG. This reipe is encouraging home cooking and surely that can only be good!

Moana Kake's Review | Rating

This looks so yummy. Have put it on the menu for tomorrow.

lewis's Review | Rating

the kids love it. their parants do to.and it makes for peace and quiet after i say i will make it

Gina's Review | Rating

Can you please tell me where I can locate the nutritional information (calories, sat, fat, etc) for this dish? Is this information provided for any of Food in a Minute recipes? This would be really helpful for people like me who are trying to lose weight. Thanks.

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Gina, Thank you for your enquiry. Currently, the recipes doesn't have nutritional information however we are looking into implementing this on the website - watch this space! Alternatively, you can search in our Healthy recipes category for a selection of delicious healthy recipes (https://www.foodinaminute.co.nz/Recipe-Categories/Healthy-Recipes) or look out for recipes with the Healthy Pick icon :)

Angela's Review | Rating

These look good, would they freeze well? and would they be best cooked and frozen to be re-heated or frozen 'raw' for pulling out for a quick lunch?

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Angela

The Spaghetti Loaf is a make and serve recipe, so we wouldn't suggest freezing it as the bread could go soggy when thawed.

Hope this helps :)

Mary-Rose's Review | Rating

Wanted to try something different tonight and stumbled across this. I had mince defrosted already so used the same dough but filled with cheese, mince fried with onion and garlic then mixed with some wattie's original pasta sauce. Flatmates said it was a definate 'do again'. Thanks!

Debbie Bishop's Review | Rating

after all these years, my big kids still love it

Leonie Findlater's Rating