This was an old standby of my mother's which my kids now love. Serve with tossed salad and garlic bread.

Dali
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook bacon until crispy. Drain well. Crumble.

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  • Prepare spaghetti according to package directions.

  • Process garlic cloves through a garlic press, and combine with olive oil. Toss spaghetti, bacon, garlic/olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

523.9 calories; 19.8 g protein; 57.4 g carbohydrates; 28.8 mg cholesterol; 604.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (88)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2004
The general consensus from reading others reviews on this recipe was that it was kind of dry. I added extra olive oil and doubled the amount of garlic. My family loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2002
This was very easy. I was disappointed and would not make it again. It was very dry. Read More
(25)
114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2004
The general consensus from reading others reviews on this recipe was that it was kind of dry. I added extra olive oil and doubled the amount of garlic. My family loved it. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2004
The general consensus from reading others reviews on this recipe was that it was kind of dry. I added extra olive oil and doubled the amount of garlic. My family loved it. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2004
We soooo enjoyed this dish. I added alot of garlic as well as lots of pepper and fresh oregano. I added a little touch more olive oil just to make sure it wasnt to dry. I also sauted vidalia onion with the bacon which added so much flavour. I served it with brocolli and cheese sauce and salad. Talk about fattening, but worth ever bit. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2002
This was very easy. I was disappointed and would not make it again. It was very dry. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
This was easy and good! My daughter the bacon fan loved this but without any garlic in her serving (she's 7 so thinks garlic is "too spicy"). The time to cook the bacon made this "less quick" but it was definitely worth the time... and a tip to cut down on cooking time & mess: dice the bacon BEFORE cooking it! Cooks much quicker and no need to crumble. I'll be making this again and again! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2011
This is easy, and much like the recipe I grew up making for my family. For the reviewers who said it was too dry and does not hold together, try this tip. Add one beaten egg to the pasta right after draining and quickly mix it in. The heat of the pasta will cook the egg, so you won't be eating raw. The egg also helps hold it all together and gives it a slightly creamy-ish texture. Hope this helps! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2005
Thanks for sharing your recipe! We were short on time and ingredients tonight. This was perfect for our dinner. We loved the taste--simple and not heavy like so many pasta recipes. Some modifications: a little more olive oil whole wheat angel hair pasta (which tasted like regular pasta) and turkey bacon--Served w/ salad of mixed greens spinach and carrots and with cheesy bread...mmmm! One of those meals that leaves you feeling you didn't overeat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2003
A cross between paste e olio and pasta carbanara this was good. I made a half recipe but kept the same amount of oil and spices this seemed to combat the dry problem other reviewers complained of. It was fast simple and easy. I will keep it in mind for those nights I am short of time. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2005
I did not like the raw garlic. Next time I will add it to the bacon just before it finishes cooking. One pound of bacon was too much and without a sauce it all just slid to the bottom of the bowl. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2003
My kids didn't like this dish but my husband and I loved it. Since a lot of the other reviewers said it was dry I added about 3 or 4 tablespoons of melted butter and reduced the noodles by about a fourth. It still made a lot and it tasted great! Read More
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