Spaghetti and bacon

Spaghetti and bacon


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About this recipe: This spaghetti with a bacon tomato pasta sauce is cheap, easy, quick and kids love it. The recipe feeds four and works out at about 50p per person.

Serves: 4 

  • 500g spaghetti
  • oil for frying
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 450g bacon pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 500ml passata or large tin of chopped tomatoes
  • salt to taste

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

  1. Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water, according to packet instructions.
  2. Heat a bit of oil in a large pan and add the onions. Cook until soft. Add the bacon, stirring with a fork to separate the pieces. Once the bacon is cooked, add the garlic and passata. Rinse the passata container with a small amount of water, and add that in. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Toss the spaghetti with the sauce and serve.


Add salt only if required as some bacon pieces can be salty. I usually pay 75p - £1 for mine, value spaghetti 30p, passata 35p and garlic and onions is usually about 30p for both. This works out at about 50p per person. Freezes well.

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Reviews (2)


Really quick and tasty pasta will def make again - 18 Oct 2013


My family and I thought this was pretty tasty,but my hubby reckons it wasn't meaty enough,so I might add some chicken next time. - 10 Sep 2016

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