Sunday, May 17, 2020

Bacon Cheeseburger Spaghetti

Taking spaghetti to a whole new level with all the toppings for a bacon cheeseburger! You'll never want regular spaghetti again!

Okay, okay, I know I said you'll never want regular spaghetti again, but that's not 100% true. I'm sure you will, but this recipe is THAT good that you're going to want it all the time. I sometimes forget about recipes between the time I make them the first time and post them, but this isn't one of them. Every time we have spaghetti, it's this version I want. I think a lot of it has to do with the pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce with it. I don't know why that really is just it for me, but gosh, it's amazing!

What you need:
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon, diced
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup pickle chips
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon. Reserve 1 Tbsp. of bacon grease in the skillet.
  2. While bacon cooks, cook spaghetti according to box directions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water before draining.
  3. In reserved bacon grease, cook ground beef with onion, crumbling as you go, until browned. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  4. Stir in pickles and cherry tomatoes. Cook for an additional minute or two.
  5. Add ketchup and mustard and cook for another minute.
  6. Add cooked spaghetti with shredded cheese. Add reserved pasta water, if needed to loosen up.
  7. Reduce heat to low and stir until cheese melts.
  8. Stir in lettuce, sesame seeds, and bacon.
  9. Serve topped with green onions and additional sesame seeds.
Recipe from The Candid Appetite

I love a good light pasta dish like this Sausage Parmesan and Garlic Linguine. It can be made with or without the Italian sausage. Your choice! If you're looking for something with a kick, look no further than this Spicy One Pot Pasta (Bacatini Puttanesca) recipe from Saving Dessert.

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