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Bacon Spaghetti on a white plate with spoon and fork in the pasta
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5 from 9 votes

Bacon Spaghetti

Bacon Spaghetti is a dream come true! Combining 2 favourite ingredients, this creamy bacon spaghetti is quick, easy and on the table in less than 15 mins. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: bacon spaghetti, creamy bacon spaghetti
Servings: 6
Calories: 698kcal
Author: Adrianne

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Fry pan

Ingredients

Bacon Spaghetti

  • 500 grams spaghetti Note 1
  • 600 grams diced bacon Note 2
  • 3 cloves garlic Note 3
  • 1 cup low fat Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water Note 4
  • ¼ cup parsley to garnish
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish
  • cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

Bacon Spaghetti

  • Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the liquid
  • Add the bacon and diced garlic to a fry pan and cook for 3-4 mins. Note 5
  • Add 1 cup reserved pasta water to the cooked bacon, followed by the Greek Yoghurt. Use a spoon and stir till combined with a consistent colour.
  • Add cooked pasta into the creamy garlic bacon sauce, stir till combine and allow to heat through.
  • Portion and plate the spaghetti
  • Garnish with rocket, parmesan cheese and cracked pepper.

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Notes

  • Note 1 Spaghetti is my favourite to use with this recipe. You can use your favourite type. eg Fettucine, linguine, penne etc. 
  • Note 2 I prefer to purchase pre-diced bacon. It is so much easier and not much more expensive. For nights when I am in a hurry (pretty much every night), diced bacon will save time and energy!
  • Note 3 I use a fancy little garlic chopper to dice my garlic - SO EASY! You can use minced garlic if you like, but for this one, I reckon that freshly diced results in the best flavour. 
  • Note 4 Simply place a heat proof jug under the colander when you drain the water and use 1 cup of that with the yoghurt to make the sauce. 
  • Note 5 I don't add oil if I am cooking bacon and garlic as the fat from the bacon will ooze out and help cook it. This also saves you from an overly oily dish. I do, however, sometimes depending on mood, add a splash of white wine in as these 2 cook as it sizzles, releases a lovely fragrance and makes cleaning up easier at the end as you can scrap stuck bits off the pan as you go. 

Nutrition

Calories: 698kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 3022mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg