Nigella Lawson trolled for Marmite pasta recipe that’s branded an ‘abomination’

Nigella Lawson divided opinion with one of her recipes this month.

The celebrity chef risked the wrath of Italians by pairing pasta with Marmite.

On Instagram, she wrote: “So many of you know and love this already, and the rest of you are probably horrified by it: #RecipeOfTheDay is Spaghetti with Marmite.

“Australians may obviously use vegemite. And Italians, don’t shout at me: this comes via the great Anna del Conte!”

Nigella’s post racked up 26,900 likes – but understandably, responses were rather love/hate.

While some swore by the recipe, others branded it an “abomination”.

One Instagram user said: “This recipe changed my life.

“I’ve never tasted anything so fabulous! Also a great hangover cure!

Another said: “We LOVE this in our house. Perfect lazy tea after a long day of work and school!”

A third wrote: “Yes!! I have been eating this deliciousness my entire life, I love that you've posted this! Its tangy, its carby, its lush.”

And a fourth added: “This sounds really nice!! Never thought of Marmite in pasta before!”

While there were many positive comments, some were offended by the dish.

One responder asked: “What the…? An abomination.”

Another admitted: “I’m horrified. And I am an Aussie.”

And a third added: “I am absolutely appalled, Nigella! Vegemite on buttered toast is divine but with pasta?”

If you’re not repulsed by the pasta, visit Nigella’s website for the full recipe.

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You only need four ingredients to make the dish – spaghetti, unsalted butter, Marmite and freshly grated parmesan.

And for the method, cook your pasta according to pasta instructions.

While it’s still al dente, you can then toss it in a pan of melted butter and Marmite.

So will you be giving it a go? Let us know in the comments section below.

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