Great simple pasta dish. Good to have the night before a race. This is also good with sauteed shrimp.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

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  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the bacon, and cook until the bacon has begun to shrink, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, and continue cooking and stirring until the garlic has softened, and the bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes. Toss the drained pasta with the bacon, oil, and parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 42.7g; fat 20.2g; cholesterol 19mg; sodium 239.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2012
Perfect side dish, perfect comfort food. To tell you the truth, have this with nothing more than a tossed green salad and some good bread and you've got yourself quite a meal. Simple perfection. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/21/2013
Commend sense is needed here, never cook bacon in olive oil! Cook the bacon until crisp,drain. Cook garlic in about 1Tb of the olive oil until soft but not brown. Toss garlic and bacon in spaghetti along with any veggies you like and the parsley. Then drizzle good olive oil to taste over all and toss. I like to add a few pepper flakes. Not greasy and very good this way. Also added parm and onion. Read More
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151 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 1 stars
09/20/2013
Commend sense is needed here, never cook bacon in olive oil! Cook the bacon until crisp,drain. Cook garlic in about 1Tb of the olive oil until soft but not brown. Toss garlic and bacon in spaghetti along with any veggies you like and the parsley. Then drizzle good olive oil to taste over all and toss. I like to add a few pepper flakes. Not greasy and very good this way. Also added parm and onion. Read More
(143)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2012
Perfect side dish, perfect comfort food. To tell you the truth, have this with nothing more than a tossed green salad and some good bread and you've got yourself quite a meal. Simple perfection. Read More
(135)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
I make this all the time for a quick easy inexpensive meal or side. I throw chopped up onion, mushrooms squash or any combination of vegetables on hand while sauteing. Always a hit and an easy way to get veggies in kids...what kid does not love spaghetti!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2010
I make this all the time...and then sprinle with parm cheese before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2013
I add a whipped up raw egg to the hot pasta along with the bacon and 1/4 c Parmesan cheese. Easy and delicious. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2011
I'm do happy I found this recipe. My Grandmother made this dish while I was growing up. This recipe brought back memories. Its a high calorie dish but so yummy! I subed the bacon for turkey bacon. Its just as good. Thanks for this recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2010
Meh. This was okay but really bland and needed something like oregano or rosemary added for flavor. Maybe some parmesan too? It was just grease and pasta with a little garlic taste not too impressive. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2014
Actually you do not need oil. Put the cut bacon in the pan and stir until crispy. Then put garlic and/or onions. The oil from the bacon shall be sufficient. Try putting chopped fresh basil leaves too. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2011
I am going to rate this a 4 but it was a one timer at our house. Flavor was good just not our style. A couple of MUSTS: Cut the oil WAY back add additional veggies/spices. I added broccoli onion red&green bell peppers. And lastly make sure bacon is crispy. Read More
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