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Easy Pasta Dish

Updated on March 10, 2013

Pasta Dish, quick and easy

Easy Pasta Dish
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Pasta

Pasta is a staple in our house and spaghetti gets old and boring sometimes. This is a dish I used to mix it up. Everyone in my family loves bacon so I thought adding bacon is an old recipe I have used before would add some excitement and creativity.

I found crumbled bacon at my favorite big warehouse store, real bacon not the dehydrated kind so this took a great deal of the prep work out of the equation. This is also a great ingredient for omelets and anything else I need to add bacon to, because bacon makes everything better.

Easy Bacon Pasta

5 stars from 1 rating of Easy Bacon Pasts

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Make as much pasta as needed

One Serving Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 375
Calories from Fat153
% Daily Value *
Fat 17 g26%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 44 g15%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 11 g22%
Cholesterol 10 mg3%
Sodium 192 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients

  • spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbls garlic, minced
  • 1 cup or more bacon, crumbled
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Fill large saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Place noodles into saucepan and cook thoroughly.
  3. In a small saucepan, mix together the olive oil and garlic. Turn to medium low and let heat stirring occasionally.
  4. Reserve about 1/4 cup of water before draining the noodles. Drain the noodles and place in a bowl to mix with the sauce.
  5. Add the reserved water to the small saucepan and mix, heat for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Add the bacon on top of the pasta and pour sauce over the mixture.
  7. Mix all of the ingredients together. Add Parmesan cheese as desired and serve.

Simple Dish with Many Variations

There are so many ways to make this dish to please your family or your mood.

  • Try using different types of noodles, shapes, types, whole wheat, etc.
  • Try it without the bacon for non meat lovers.
  • Serve it with a grilled chicken breast if you need more protein.
  • Add more Parmesan cheese to the sauce and let it melt in before mixing.
  • Add some seasoning to the sauce to add some kick.
  • Serves as a side dish.
  • Serve it hot or later chilled, like a pasta salad.
  • Add some butter, because everything it better with butter.
  • Serve it with a fish fillet
  • Add some lemon to the sauce.


Love the Pasta not the Leftovers

While this can be a great meal this one is not one that usually reheats well, keep that in mind when you are putting your pasta in. Try to find that happy medium between there isn't a lot leftover and everyone going away hungry. I always mis-measure. I need to rely more on my pasta measuring container and not my husband telling me that that doesn't look like enough. His eye are always bigger than his stomach. I really like the storage/ measuring container by Tupperware. It nicely hole an entire box of pasta and measures it as it comes out.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and get creative and try your hand at your own variation to liven up for kitchen and keep the families tummies happy. With two growing boys in the house I am always on the lookout for filling easy meals.

Check out some of my other recipes, like these awesome wings or some great appetizers.

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    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      This sounds good will have to try it. Voted up.

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      vpreetidubey 4 years ago

      Great Dish. I like it

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Pasta was a staple in my Italian home. I wish I could 'smell' your pasta cooking. Great hub.

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      kthix10 4 years ago from IL

      Thanks everyone for all the comments!

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      idigwebsites 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for sharing, as I need a quick and delicious fix! I love spaghetti but since I've been busy I almost had no time to cook, and sometimes I'm tired of takeouts. Voted up and awesome!

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      I will be trying this recipe for sure. I love pasta and and this one sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Good tips livingsta. We eat pasta about once a week and I'm always looking for ways to change it up. I like the bacon idea, but will use turkey bacon instead. Thanks for the ideas!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      Hi kthix10,

      i love love love pasta

      thanks for this easy recipe on how to make it

      Voted up and definetely sharing

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Interesting easy and quick recipe. Votes up, pinning and sharing!