My incredibly rich and decadent Bacon Cream Cheese Spaghetti is a delicious pasta recipe loaded with bacon and an addicting cream cheese sauce! This is a wonderful and filling dinner you can whip up in a breeze. This is creamy, cheesy comfort food right here!
Bacon Cream Cheese Spaghetti
The cheese sauce and noodles are boiled in one large pot and then finished in a baking dish until bubbly perfection! The flavor of the creamy sauce mixed with bacon and garlic is irresistible. Plus, the leftovers are amazing!
Spaghetti – can be substituted with any pasta you wish!
Milk – whole milk makes a thicker sauce and 2% milk makes the sauce a tiny bit thinner
Cream Cheese – plain or onion and chive cream cheese can be used for extra flavor
Bacon – cook and crumble the bacon beforehand. You can make bacon fresh in a skillet or use precooked bacon.
Cream of Chicken Soup – can be substituted with cream of mushroom soup or cream of bacon soup.
Garlic Powder – if you don’t keep this on hand, you can also use minced garlic.
Onion Powder – if you don’t keep this on hand, you can also just use Italian seasoning.
Italian Blend Cheese – a delicious blend of white cheeses!
Salt and Pepper – to taste! Measure with your heart:)
Bacon Cream Cheese Baked Spaghetti is an easy dinner recipe loaded with cheese and bacon. The pasta cooks and boils to an al dente finish in the cheesy sauce. This is the kind of meal the whole family will love! It’s warm, rich, creamy, and so flavorful with the perfect combination of flavors and textures. The recipe makes a lot (a whole 1 lb box of spaghetti, penne, or pasta of choice), so you can feed a crowd or look forward to the leftovers in the fridge!
Bacon Cream Cheese Spaghetti Instructions
First, stir together the milk, cream cheese, and soup in a large pot. Milk burns very easily, so it is best to do this over medium heat stirring regularly. Once the cream cheese is fully melted, add in some of the grated cheese, bacon, as well as seasonings. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. After that, prepare a baking dish with some non-stick spray.
Next, break the dry spaghetti in half and place it in the pot bubbling with cream cheese pasta sauce! The pasta will boil in the sauce rather than water. This quick step is why I LOVE easy pasta recipes! Be sure to save this recipe on Pinterest! Or, perhaps you prefer to save recipes on Facebook!
Once the pasta is cooked, which takes around 8-10 minutes, transfer the noodles to a 9″x13″ pan. Add additional cheese and bacon, then bake to perfection! The bake time is only 15 minutes! It is a wonderful dinner to serve with a side salad or fresh veggies. For example, asparagus, zucchini, or broccoli. You can add a little extra protein by using the spaghetti as a side to chicken. However, it is a perfectly delicious meal on its own.
Substitute the bacon with ham or sausage
For a beautifully presentable dish, garnish with fresh chives or fresh parsley
Add peas to the sauce for some extra color
Red pepper flakes sprinkled on top adds a little spice!
It is wonderful as a side dish or a main dish along with some garlic bread with butter
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Bacon Cream Cheese Spaghetti
- Large pot
- Mixing Spoon
- Non-stick spray
- Measuring cups
- 9"x13" casserole baking dish
- Spatula or serving spoon
- 1 pound box of spaghetti
- 4 cups milk (whole, skim, your choice!)
- 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup bacon, cooked and chopped
- 3.5 cups Italian blend shredded cheese
- 1 teaspoon onion powder or dried onion flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°
- In a large pot, combine the milk, sourp, and cream cheese. Simmer over medium heat, stirring regularly
- Once the cream cheese is fully melted, stir in 2 cups of shredded cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper
- Break spaghetti in half and add it to the bubbling hot cream cheese pasta sauce
- Cook the noodles in the sauce until al dente (about 8-10 minutes)
- Transfer the noodles and sauce to the baking dish prepared with non-stick spray
- Bake for 15 minutes and serve!