Spaghetti with Bacon
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
- 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
- 1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions for al dente.
- In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp, stirring occasionally; drain. Stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce; bring to a boil.
- Drain spaghetti; transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Spread sauce over top. Bake, covered, 40-45 minutes or until bubbly.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 159 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 498mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
Jun 2, 2019
We have been making bacon spaghetti for as long as I can remember; also got the recipe from my grandmother who was born in 1902 and now it is comfort food for my own daughter. The difference is that we include diced green pepper with the bacon and onion and we do not bake it. SO awesome and everyone I have given the recipe to insists it is the best thing they have had. My mom cooks the bacon crispy, i prefer it to just cooked.
Jun 1, 2019
We grew up with something similar from my grandmother. Only more bacon, and cheddar cheese, layering the spaghetti, sauce and cheese until used up cheese on top and dotted with butter. It’s amazing. Now days I use canned tomatoes with green peppers and spices right in the can. I only make it every few years. But I love it. Even better on following days.
Mar 5, 2018
We make something similar that I learned from my FIL. 1 lb. spaghetti 1 lb. bacon fried, I small can tomato paste and 1 15oz. can tomatoes and chillis. A chopped jalapeno if you like it spicier. Sugar, salt and pepper. no onion in this version. Sweeten to taste. You can bake if you like but I just make it stove top.
Jan 17, 2018
Mary Bonnie...my grandma felt the same way. Because of the Depression she made her spaghetti with bacon, pasta, onions and tomato soup (no spices whatsoever). I still love it. Being married to an Italian added their version to my recipe box but this oldie is still my favorite. It's simple and fast.
Nov 27, 2017
I never knew Spaghetti was made with anything else. I think I was about 12 when I had dinner at a friends house. Noodles and sauce with sausage. I asked what it was, and they said spaghetti. I asked where the bacon was. My parents were from the depression and bacon was cheap. I like it best the next day. Not baked but mixed with the noodles and served. Memories
Aug 17, 2017
My family liked this a lot! I almost didn't try it . I did it stovetop without baking. Otherwise I followed the recipe.This is a keeper. It didn't need any other ingredients.
Mar 2, 2017
I got a similar recipe from a friend and we call it German spaghetti. Add cheddar cheese and mushrooms. It's awesome!
Jun 29, 2016
The bacon in this recipe gave the dish an unusual flavor. It wasn't bad, but really nothing special.
Jan 10, 2016
Bacon added the extra umph to this recipe! Great weeknight dinner for busy nights. I doubled the recipe so I had extras for the next night too.
May 30, 2015
Really, really good. I made this today for my mom. I used a chopped clove of garlic when sauteeing the onions, diced tomatoes with chilis inside as one of the sauces, a drop of milk and veg. oil when boiling the noodles, a tsp butter to grease the pan, and last but not least topped it with mozzarella and parmesan in the oven. Tasted a little like bacon pizza, but even better because it's healthier and the red sauce just infiltrated the noodles. I only cooked 20m but then I halved the recipe too. It was luscious! Just creamy, savory, with a hint of smoke from the bacon and subtle heat from the chilis.. Would be a major hit with children I bet. Could sub Salami/Prosciutto for bacon if you want and I think it'd still be good. The only regret I had was I didn't add mushrooms because I think they would've worked well here.