Spaghetti with Bacon Recipe -
Spaghetti with Bacon Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Spaghetti with Bacon

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"Great simple pasta dish. Good to have the night before a race. This is also good with sauteed shrimp."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the bacon, and cook until the bacon has begun to shrink, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, and continue cooking and stirring until the garlic has softened, and the bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes. Toss the drained pasta with the bacon, oil, and parsley to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 27, 2012

Perfect side dish, perfect comfort food. To tell you the truth, have this with nothing more than a tossed green salad and some good bread and you've got yourself quite a meal. Simple perfection.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 20, 2013

Commend sense is needed here, never cook bacon in olive oil! Cook the bacon until crisp,drain. Cook garlic in about 1Tb of the olive oil until soft but not brown. Toss garlic and bacon in spaghetti along with any veggies you like and the parsley. Then drizzle good olive oil to taste over all and toss. I like to add a few pepper flakes. Not greasy and very good this way. Also added parm and onion.

May 27, 2010

I make this all the time for a quick easy inexpensive meal or side. I throw chopped up onion, mushrooms squash or any combination of vegetables on hand while sauteing. Always a hit and an easy way to get veggies in kids...what kid does not love spaghetti!!

May 25, 2010

I make this all the time...and then sprinle with parm cheese before serving.

Oct 20, 2011

I'm do happy I found this recipe. My Grandmother made this dish while I was growing up. This recipe brought back memories. Its a high calorie dish but so yummy! I subed the bacon for turkey bacon. Its just as good. Thanks for this recipe :)

Sep 19, 2013

I add a whipped up raw egg to the hot pasta along with the bacon and 1/4 c Parmesan cheese. Easy and delicious.

Dec 13, 2010

Meh. This was okay but really bland and needed something like oregano or rosemary added for flavor. Maybe some parmesan too? It was just grease and pasta with a little garlic taste, not too impressive.

Apr 13, 2011

I am going to rate this a 4, but it was a one timer at our house. Flavor was good just not our style. A couple of MUSTS: Cut the oil WAY back, add additional veggies/spices. I added broccoli, onion, red&green bell peppers. And lastly make sure bacon is crispy.


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  • Calories
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 20.2 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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