Bacon Pasta

Sharing the bacon pasta recipe with you here today!!!! I think that this is a great base recipe, and you could totally add in some veggies like peas or asparagus if you wanted….or swap out the bacon for pancetta or prosciutto. Next time I am going to try pancetta. My favorite thing is that you literally cook everything in one large skillet. Less dishes makes me very happy.

Side note – You could also halve this recipe if you don’t want to have too much leftover. Why do I always feel like I am cooking for twenty people when I make pasta???

What You Need

16 ounce box of rigatoni pasta

8-10 slices of thick bacon

1/2 yellow onion, finely diced

3 cloves minced garlic

4 cups chicken broth

1 cup heavy cream

6 or 8 ounce package of shredded Parmesan cheese

3 teaspoons arrow root powder or cornstarch

fresh parsley, chopped for garnish (optional)

2 tablespoons of reserved bacon grease

What You Do

-Chop bacon and cook in a large skillet until crisp. Set aside and drain pan, reserving two tablespoons of the grease for flavor in the pan to cook the onions.

-Cook onions until soft and browning. Stir in garlic.

-Add pasta, chicken brother and salt/pepper to taste. Let the broth boil, then cover and cook noodles for 12-15 minutes, depending on how firm you like them. You want to stir the noodles two or three times while cooking.

–Stir in cornstarch/arrowroot powder, heavy cream and cheese. Stir until it has thickened and cheese is melted. Stir in bacon.

–Serve immediately with parsley sprinkled on top.


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  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth May 10, 2017 at 9:21 am

    My stomach just growled. I seriously have to make this.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine May 10, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I’ve been waiting all my life for this, lol. One skillet meals are the best and I am all for leftovers. Was it one of those pasta dishes that was even better heated up!! Yum!

  • Reply Erin LFF May 10, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Yum! I love anything that involves very few dishes to clean 😉 And YES to making pasta and it feeding an army, lol- same! Good thing Jared and I like leftovers.

  • Reply Marie May 10, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Oh that looks so good!! Now, I’m hungry.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo May 10, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Pasta is just the best thing in the world

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis May 10, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Sounds delicious! I’m a sucker for creamy pasta sauces as opposed to marinara or red sauce plus everything’s better with bacon! lol

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph May 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I’d love this with some green veggies!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs May 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

    This looks amazing! I love anything with bacon!

  • Reply Laura May 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Bacon and pasta — my two favorite foods in the world. Besides tacos, of course. Pancetta would be amazing in this!

  • Reply Allison Arnone May 10, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Yep, still want this.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag May 10, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Oh gosh, I’m a bit addicted to pasta. This just looks amazing.


  • Reply Heather May 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Looks so yummy!!!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista May 10, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    You had me at bacon…. and pasta! YUM! <3

  • Reply kristen May 10, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    you had me until cornstarch or powdery stuff. i know it’s easy or whatever but i always skip recipes that say that. can i skip it? the stuff i mean, not the recipe. we don’t eat bacon (gasp) but we do eat turkey bacon and this does sound delish!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders May 10, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Yum! This sounds so freaking delicious, but let’s face it anything that has bacon in it has to be delicious! I love the idea of adding some veggies in the pasta too!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family May 10, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Haha! I always feel like I’m cooking for 20 when I make pasta too. But somehow all those leftovers still get eaten. 😉 This look delicious!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer May 10, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    This looks delicious! I also make way too much pasta. I can never get it right!!

  • Reply Cara May 10, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    This looks amazing! And I’m so horrible at making too much pasta. Especially with spaghetti. It’s like you think it’ll only serve two people and then when you cook it up, it’s enough for an army. lol

  • Reply Laura May 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    This sounds absolutely delicious! Definitely going on the meal plan!

  • Reply Amanda May 10, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    STOP THIS. How did you know I’ve been thinking about pasta?! This looks so good.

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World May 11, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Pinned! This looks & sounds so so good!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm May 11, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I need to make this, like… yesterday!

  • Reply Sierra May 11, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    This looks so good! So glad you posted it, just pinned it 🙂 Anything with bacon is a good idea and the less dishes the better! Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Robin May 12, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing this.

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