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Easy Pasta Dish
Pasta Dish, quick and easy
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
One Serving Nutrition Facts
|Serving size: 1 cup|
|Calories from Fat||153|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 17 g||26%|
|Saturated fat 3 g||15%|
|Carbohydrates 44 g||15%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 11 g||22%|
|Cholesterol 10 mg||3%|
|Sodium 192 mg||8%|
|* 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.|
- spaghetti noodles
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tbls garlic, minced
- 1 cup or more bacon, crumbled
- Parmesan cheese
- Fill large saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
- Place noodles into saucepan and cook thoroughly.
- In a small saucepan, mix together the olive oil and garlic. Turn to medium low and let heat stirring occasionally.
- Reserve about 1/4 cup of water before draining the noodles. Drain the noodles and place in a bowl to mix with the sauce.
- Add the reserved water to the small saucepan and mix, heat for an additional 5 minutes.
- Add the bacon on top of the pasta and pour sauce over the mixture.
- 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.