Creamy Bacon Spaghetti {Thirty Minute Meal}
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Creamy, smokey, spaghetti sauce with basil and garlic. Ready to eat in thirty minutes
Recipe type: Thirty Minute Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2-3 large cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, pulsed in food processor or 1 (29 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt if using fresh tomatoes, ½ tsp if using canned tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1½ tbsp brown sugar
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2-3 tbsp Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • ⅓ cup precooked bacon pieces
  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti noodles, cooked al dente (don't forget to add salt to the cooking water)
  1. In a large sauce pan or pot, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until tender.
  2. Add tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add brown sugar and baking soda. Stir for 1 minute until sauce stops fizzing.
  4. Add Parmesan cheese (optional) and heavy whipping cream.
  5. Simmer for another minute or two. Add cooked noodles to sauce, toss and sprinkle with bacon. toss again and serve.
  6. We love to serve this with garlic bread or bread-sticks.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at