Creamy West Indian Curry Spaghetti Alfredo

West Indian curry spaghetti alfredo
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
4 servings

This spicy, creamy and fragrant Curry Spaghetti Alfredo is the ultimate West Indian-inspired pasta and is guaranteed to have you sweating, in the best way possible. Starting with a green seasoning of aromatics, the base is cooked with curry powder, cumin and garam masala until it becomes dark and rich. A splash of cream combines the spices and creates a creamy pasta sauce with flecks of heat throughout. A generous handful of Parmesan brings the dish together for a seriously delicious combo inspired by the West Indies and Italy.

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lb spaghetti
green onions, chopped
onion, chopped
cloves garlic, chopped
Tbsp fresh thyme
cup fresh basil, plus additional for serving
wiri wiri or scotch bonnet pepper, seeds removed
Tbsp butter
Tbsp West Indian curry powder
Tbsp garam masala
tsp ground cumin
1 ½
cups heavy cream
cup grated Parmesan, plus additional for serving
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste


Ingredients for West Indian curry spaghetti alfredo
Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the spaghetti and cook until al dente, reserving ¼ cup of pasta water.

Step 2

Meanwhile make the green seasoning: in a small food processor, add green onions, onion, garlic, thyme, basil, pepper, and 4-5 tablespoons of water. Blend until smooth.

Green seasoning in a bowl for West Indian curry spaghetti alfredo
Step 3

Melt butter in a deep sauté pan over on medium-high heat. Add the curry, garam masala and cumin. Cook for 1 minute, until dark and fragrant, then add the green seasoning. Continue to cook stirring often for 5 minutes, until dark brown.

West Indian curry in a sauce pan
Step 4

Stir in the cream, Parmesan and season generously with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce.

West Indian curry alfredo in a sauce pan
Step 5

Add the cooked spaghetti along with a ¼ cup of the pasta water. Toss until coated in the sauce.

Spaghetti and Parmesan in a sauce pan with West Indian curry alfredo
Step 6

To serve, twirl the spaghetti on a fork and arrange in a “bird’s nest” in a pasta bowl. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan and fresh torn basil.

A bowl of West Indian curry spaghetti alfredo

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