Bacon Cheeseburger Spaghetti Recipe
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Bacon Cheeseburger Spaghetti Recipe

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“I run a daycare center and it's always hard to find different foods that the kids will actually eat. I spruced up a variation of this simple and quick recipe to my tastes, and now the kids (and my husband) request it all the time!” Nichelle Nell - Isle, Minnesota
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 10 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 6 slices ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 567 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 2026mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the bacon, ketchup, pickles, barbecue sauce and mustard. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Drain spaghetti; stir into meat mixture.
  2. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Bacon Cheeseburger Spaghetti in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p35

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DoodlePoodle06 User ID: 6161945 181943
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"Made this for a work luncheon and it was a hit. I used Hormel bacon pieces and substituted spiral noodles for the spaghetti."

ffalovervb11 User ID: 6228128 143742
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"So I normally don't rate recipes, but I made this for supper tonight. I just ate like about 3 bites of it. I hated it. I made it for my family also and they didn't like it either. It just is thick and gross. I am pretty good at making almost anything, but this will definitely be a never again."

GrandmaGKH User ID: 6139040 163103
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"My husband hated it, and both grandsons 5 and 11 didn't like either. Way to much BBQ sauce. If I make this again I would reduce the BBQ sauce, ketchup and pickles. gjk"

carolyn123 User ID: 2927863 167364
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"was great, would make again."

Jlattin User ID: 6447155 97826
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"My college boys did not care for this at all! Ended up being a pizza night!"

mpsadreamin User ID: 2475536 113722
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"Loved this! Others with problems with sweetness try a different type of BBQ sauce. I used extra meat and pasta, and already cooked crumbled bacon. Next time I will sprinkle the bacon on top of the cheese, I think it will save the bacon flavor more, it kind of got lost in the BBQ and ketchup sauce. I did not increase the amount of sauce to match the extra meat and pasta and it was just right, not too saucy/soupy. Adding this to the regular rotation for sure!"

Harmony2117 User ID: 5394411 163102
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"Kids loved it :) I added dill relish instead of pickles, and cooked my own bacon. Only complaint was that it's slightly greasy. Next time I will cook beef in one skillet then switch to a new pan. Also drain bacon really well. Thanks for the quick meal idea!"

kellyplane User ID: 6220151 210642
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"I LOVED this! I am not a fan of mustard, but I still put it in, although not as much as it called for. I think the combination of mustard and pickles is complimentary. I added seasonings, like I would anytime I cook hamburger meat too. I also used twice as much meat, so mine was not soupy, but just right! I can't wait to have it again. I may adjust to make in the crockpot."

3girls4boys User ID: 5923510 112094
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"A little on the sweet side, even though we used 1/2 cup dill relish, and 1/2 cup sweet relish. For sure will use all dill relish next time. We doubled the bacon, but instead of using ready to cook bacon, we diced regular bacon, fried with the onion until cooked through, then adding groud turkey instead of the hamburger. We will be making this recipe again, but everyone agreed that we will cut down on the sweetness, by adding something a little spicy. We will be trying this with Chili beans and a little chili powder for an added kick. Feeding 3 boys, and 2 adults, we feel using the beans as a "filler food" will allow for extra leftovers for lunch, which works really well considering the kids are off for the summer."

aubreebschmitt User ID: 5392289 122231
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"I made this recipe for my husband and my side of our family. I was a little leery about it, but it got rave reviews. I really liked how unexpected the flavors were. I did omit the mustard and the pickles because I am a fan of neither. All in all, I loved it."

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