Bacon Pasta (One Pot)

Quick and easy bacon pasta recipe, made with simple ingredients in 1 pot and just 30 minutes. Many flavor variations also included for this easy weeknight meal.

If you are a bacon lover, this bacon pasta will become an instant HIT with you!

Summer holidays are in full force now and I need QUICK, EASY, SIMPLE meals like these that require little prep time and very little mess so that I can spend as much time as I can, with my family.

Easy Bacon Pasta Recipe

How to make bacon pasta?

Boil spaghetti. Drain water and keep aside. In the same pot, add oil and cook bacon. When it’s almost cooked, add garlic and red chili flakes and saute until garlic is golden brown and bacon should be fully cooked and crispy. Add boiled spaghetti, salt, pepper, lemon juice and mix everything together and serve.

What to serve with bacon pasta?

  • Garlic bread
  • Breadsticks
  • Salad

One Pot Bacon Pasta

Creamy bacon pasta

Make this pasta super creamy by mixing in 1/2 cup cream cheese at the very end.  That makes it similar to bacon pasta carbonara, which is more creamy.

Other flavor variations:

  • Pasta with bacon and cheese– Add your favorite cheeses in this recipe- mozzarella, parmesan, cream cheese.
  • Creamy spinach and bacon pasta– Add some frozen or fresh spinach, along with cream cheese in this recipe.
  • Chicken and bacon pasta– Stir fry some boneless chicken, along with the bacon and mix that with the cooked spaghetti.
  • Mushroom and bacon pasta– Stir fry some mushrooms and mix them with the cooked pasta too.
  • Bacon pasta bake– Once this meal is ready, mix in cream cheese. Spread everything in a baking dish. Top it off with mozzarella and parmesan cheese and bake until cheese is bubbly and fully melted.
  • Bacon pasta Alfredo– Make Alfredo sauce and mix in cooked bacon. Serve that over cooked spaghetti.
  • Pea and bacon pasta– Mix in some boiled peas in this pasta.
  • Bacon pasta sauce– Make your favorite tomato pasta sauce and mix in cooked bacon. Serve that over cooked spaghetti.

Quick Bacon Pasta

Other Pasta Recipes:

Bacon Pasta (30 Minute Weeknight Meal)
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5 from 1 vote

Easy Bacon Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Quick and easy bacon pasta recipe, made with simple ingredients in 1 pot and just 30 minutes. Many flavor variations also included for this easy weeknight meal. 

Servings: 4 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Calories: 703 kcal
Author: Abeer at OnePotRecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Spaghetti
  • 10 Strips Bacon Roughly chopped
  • 4 tsp Oil
  • 4 tbsp Garlic Finely minced
  • 3/4 tsp Red chili flakes Optional
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice Optional

Instructions

  1. Boil spaghetti in salted water, as per package instructions. Keep aside.

  2. In the same nonstick pot, add 1 tsp oil and heat over medium heat. Cook bacon until almost cooked.

  3. Add 2 tsp oil, garlic, red chili flakes and cook for a few minutes until garlic becomes golden brown and bacon is nice and crispy. 

  4. Add boiled spaghetti, lemon juice salt and pepper and mix everything together. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • If you are using turkey bacon, you will have to use a little more oil because turkey bacon has less fat than regular bacon.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Bacon Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 703 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Potassium 393mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 88g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Vitamin C 4.8%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy cooking everyone!

3 comments on “Bacon Pasta (One Pot)”

  1. Loved the dish but it was to spicy next time i will leave out the pepper flakes

  2. Wow. Fast, easy, I added boursin cheese and this was a great side to grilled shrimp. Any recipe that calls for a whole lotta garlic catches my eye!!

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