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Baked Bacon Spaghetti

Baked Bacon Spaghetti

Smoky bacon in a red sauce over sauce and baked under a mountain of mozzarella
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 6 Individual Baking Dishes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Thick-cut Bacon cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion minced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 28oz cans Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 1 lb Spaghetti
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Garlic Croutons crushed

Instructions
 

  • Start water boiling for the pasta. Preheat oven to 375degF.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add bacon, onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Cook until bacon is crispy. Drain off excess grease. Reduce heat to medium low and add crushed tomatoes and let simmer.
  • Add pasta to boiling water and cook for 9 minutes (it will not be fully cooked). Drain in colander and return to pot.
  • Stir parmesan cheese into red sauce and pour over pasta. Toss to coat. Divide pasta up into baking dishes. Sprinkle each with mozzarella cheese and then crushed croutons. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • *If you don't have individual baking dishes, you can use a 13x9 baking dish, just increase bake time to 30 minutes.
Keyword bacon, baked pasta, cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, Pasta, red sauce
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