Lovely smokey, comfort food! I had my doubts - i thought the bacon would make the whole thing too rich, that there wasn't enough sauce for the amount of noodles, yada, yada, yada, Silly me, it all balanced out just right. DH loved that the dish tasted smokey but not obvious that it was from bacon. This isn't an over saucy dish but that keeps it from being overwhelming . I too omitted the mushrooms and green pepper and added onion. I used garlic granules and sliced fresh garlic. I started browning the meat, then tossed in the bacon and onion and cooked them well together. I used a mix of sharp cheddar and mozzarella. We have a keeper! Made for Best of 2010 Tag.
This is very hearty and I loved the bacon flavor. Made the entire recipe of sauce and only half of the pasta along with half of the sauce. The other half of the sauce made it's way to the freezer for a quick meal on a busy night. Thanks for posting this loof. Made for 1~2~3 Hits.
This had such a wonderful flavor with the added bacon. However, I did use tomato sauce with basil and garlic which added a lot of flavor I think that otherwise would have been missed. I made half the recipe for the two of us with plenty of leftovers for the weekend. As it cooked for the 1 hour it seemed to dry out a lot so I doubled the sauce about half-way through the 1 hour cooking time and it thickened up perfectly. I wish I had doubled the bacon since I added double the sauce. The flavors were so good and DH loved it. I'll be making this again Thanks loof.
Very good! I skipped the mushrooms but otherwise made as directed. Wonderful dinner! Thanks for sharing!
We really enjoyed this simple, flavorful variation of spaghetti. The bacon adds a smokiness that compliments the rest of the ingredients. This goes together quickly, with ingredients that I usually have on hand. I used whole wheat spaghetti, and Italian tomato sauce with basil, garlic, and oregano. Also, I reduced the salt to 1 teaspoon. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe...it is definitely a keeper.
*Made for 2012 Football Pool*
Made for the Football Pool 2012 game. We loved this dish! It is really good for people who don't like a lot of tomatoes. I added some diced onions with the peppers and ground beef to our dish. Thanks for posting!
Made for your Football Pool win & I love this pasta dish too. I briefly debated making a half recipe for 2 of us, but then decided it would freeze well & be good for unexpected guests or a nite when I didn't want to cook but still wanted tasty comfort food. I admit to 2 sml chgs: For DH, I subbed black olives for the mushrooms. For me, onion seemed oddly missing, so I added it. Congrats on you FP win & thx for sharing this yummy recipe w/us.
Super fast and easy to put together. I left out the green peppers but otherwise made as written. The bacon gave it a nice salty flavor. Made for Zaar Stars.
"GREAT COMFORT FOOD INDEED" A great new way for an all time favorite dish. I also made a few adjustments, I used fresh mushrooms, shell pasta and did add a little more water plus a couple of scoops of pasta water as well to the mixture, other than that made as written. I forgot to cover while baking but it didn't affect the out come. Next time I will use spaghetti, this is a keeper and will go into my "Best of 2012 Cookbook" and made often. Thanks!
Have made this a couple of times now as we were getting bored of bolognese in our house. It does make a generous amount, but is a really tasty and simple to prepare meal. I left out the mushrooms as I am the only one in the house that eats them. This will be a regular on our midweek meal planner now, thanks for posting.