Simple bacon spaghetti

    25 min

    A wonderful pasta dish, which is quick and easy to make. Spaghetti is tossed with oil, crispy bacon, sauteed garlic and fresh parsley. This recipe also works well with prawns.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g spaghetti
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 8 rashers streaky bacon, cut into 5mm pieces
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 25g chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. 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 the 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.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the bacon and cook until the bacon starts 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.

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    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.  -  27 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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!!  -  26 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I make this all the time...and then sprinle with parm cheese before serving.  -  25 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)