Creamy Garlic And Paprika Spaghetti

Recipe created by: Albert Bevia

This versatile dish is no ordinary pasta dish. Packed with flavors, this creamy garlic and paprika spaghetti will make you rethink everything you've ever known about pasta. Kiva's Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika takes the plate to another level and pairs perfectly with the garlic, grated cheese, and chopped parsley. Serve as is or add in grilled chicken, seared shrimp or even some chilis for an extra burst of flavor. 

creamy garlic and paprika spaghetti


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 small onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kiva's Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika 3.50 grams
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour 9 grams
  • 3/4 cup milk 175 ml
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth 175 ml
  • 8 oz spaghetti 225 grams
  • 1/2 cup grated Manchego cheese 40 grams
  • handful finely chopped parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Fill a stock pot a little over half ways with cold water, season generously with sea salt and heat with a high heat.

  2. Meanwhile, finely chop 1 small onion, roughly chop 6 cloves garlic, finely grate 1/2 cup Manchego cheese and reserve 1 1/2 tsp Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika.

  3. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and let it heat up.

  4. Once the water comes to a boil, add in 8 oz uncooked spaghetti into the stock pot, mix together so all the spaghetti is covered in the water.

  5. While the pasta is cooking, add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil into the hot pan, then immediately add in the chopped onion & garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 2 minutes add in a generous 1 tbsp all-purpose flour, continue to mix together, 2 minutes later add in the paprika, quickly mix together, then add in 3/4 cup milk and 3/4 cup vegetable broth, mix continuously for 4 to 5 minutes or until you end up with a light creamy texture, then season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and turn off the heat.

  6. Once the sauce is done the spaghetti should be cooked al dente, add the spaghetti directly from the stock pot into the pan with sauce, shaking off any excess water, then mix the spaghetti with sauce until well mixed, remove from the stove top.

  7. Add in the 1/2 cup grated cheese and 1 tbsp (4 grams) finely chopped parsley, mix together until well mixed, serve at once sprinkled with finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

    This recipe was created by Albert Bevia, a Spanish food blogger at Spain On A Fork