How to make Naporitan from Yotsubato! |

Name: Naporitan

Inspired by: Yotsubato!

Secret Ingredient: Tabasco sauce

"いただきまーす! (LET'S EAT!)" - Yotsuba

Chef's Note

This will make about two servings of Naporitan, a Japanese pasta dish. You can also add mushrooms, additional vegetables, bacon, or okonomiyaki sauce.


Making Naporitan

You will need:

  • 8 cups water
  • 7 oz. spaghetti
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 green or red sliced bell pepper
  • 1/2 of an onion, minced
  • 1/4 lb. sliced sausage
  • Kosher salt and pepper, as desired
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • Tabasco sauce, as desired
  • 2 eggs + 2-4 additional teaspoons butter


  1. In a large pot, add the water and place over medium-high heat.
  2. When water is boiling, add spaghetti and cook until al dente, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  3. Add oil to a saucepan over medium heat, and stir-fry onion, bell pepper, and sausage until tender (do not brown).
  4. Drain spaghetti and add to saucepan. Add salt and pepper, as desired, and stir until ingredients are combined.
  5. Add ketchup and stir to evenly cover the spaghetti.
  6. Add butter and stir. Remove from heat once fully melted and combined.
  7. If desired, cook sunny-side up eggs: add butter to small skillet and allow to melt over low heat. When the butter has melted, add one egg and fry (about 5 minutes). Repeat for second egg. Serve Naporitan hot with fried eggs on top. Season with spicy tabasco sauce as desired.

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How to make Naporitan from Yotsubato! |

How to make Naporitan from Yotsubato! |