Pasta and broccoli with bacon spaghetti sauce. Tastes great with a salad and French bread!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 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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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place linguini in the pot, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the broccoli. Continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes, until linguini is al dente and broccoli is tender; drain.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and return to skillet.

  • Mix the onion and garlic into the skillet, and cook until onions are tender. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, and cook until heated through. Serve over the cooked pasta and broccoli, and top with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; protein 15.1g 30% DV; carbohydrates 60.4g 20% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 14mg 5% DV; sodium 662.7mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2006
Excellent recipe...I do a similar dish without tomato sauce... Instead I use 1 package of cream cheese and 3 ozs. of fresh cream which I mix together and add to the pasta once the broccoli is cooked... Other than that the rest is the same recipe...Excellent taste! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2007
This was ok. I agree that it needs more bacon. This is g good recipe for when you're low on groceries or pushed for time. Thanks! Read More
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66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2006
Excellent recipe...I do a similar dish without tomato sauce... Instead I use 1 package of cream cheese and 3 ozs. of fresh cream which I mix together and add to the pasta once the broccoli is cooked... Other than that the rest is the same recipe...Excellent taste! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2005
Oh this was great! I probably used a little more bacon (I had some leftover that was already cooked/crumbled) and didn't measure the broccoli just used 2-3 heads. Didn't have linguinin so used fettucini and cooked the broccoli in the spaghetti sauce not the pasta water. Used a couple tablespoons butter to cook the onion/garlic since I had already cooked the bacon and added the garlic when the onion was almost done to avoid scorching. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
Excellent! Different twist on pasta if you love bacon you'll LOVE this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2004
My boyfriend and me loved this recipe. I used frozen broccoli instead as it is easier and it came it REALLY good!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
I recieved this recipe in my inbox today and had to comment. My best friend makes the same thing except she uses the ragu alfredo sauce instead and it is soooooo yummy!! Im going to try with the spaghetti sauce tonight though that sounds just as good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2005
I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. My wife and I loved it. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2004
My husband loved this recipe. Great recipe for fresh broccoli. Will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
I received this in my e-mail this morning and went to the store after work to get the ingredients. My husband and I loved this dish. It's super easy and it has terrific flavor. I added some red pepper flakes to the sauce per one suggestion below. It was delicious and I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2007
This is a tasty dish! It's very good at the end of the week when you're tired and don't have a fridge full of ingredients lol. I made a few small changes. I took the advice of others and added my garlic after the onions had cooked. I also added frozen broccoli florets with the sauce instead of boiling it with the pasta. I also doubled the bacon. And added a dash of red pepper flakes. Came out delicious will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2007
This was ok. I agree that it needs more bacon. This is g good recipe for when you're low on groceries or pushed for time. Thanks! Read More
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