About the Recipe
Creamy Bacon Pasta is a rich and decadent spaghetti dish packed with bacon and cream cheese sauce.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
3½ cups milk
10.5 ounces can cream of chicken soup
8 ounces cream cheese softened
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 pound uncooked spaghetti
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
¾ cup bacon cooked and crumbled
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
Creamy Bacon Pasta is a decadent twist on a classic, combining rich, velvety sauce with smoky bacon and al dente spaghetti. Quick to prepare, this dish promises to be a new family favorite.
BACON CREAM CHEESE PASTA
Our Creamy Bacon Pasta recipe is packed with bacon, cheese, spaghetti, and perfectly seasoned with garlic and spices; it’s a rich and indulgent meal that is so easy to make.
This simple yet savory dish starts by combining a can of condensed cream of chicken soup with milk and cream cheese to create the ultra-creamy sauce and cooks on the stovetop until the cream cheese is melted and ready for mixing with the spaghetti.
Once tossed together, the cream cheese pasta is placed in a casserole dish, topped with mozzarella, cheddar, and crumbled bacon, then baked in the oven until bubbly and melted.
Cream cheese baked spaghetti is cheesy comfort food the whole family will love!
WHY WE LOVE CREAM CHEESE BACON PASTA
Quick and easy to make with a condensed soup shortcut.
Uses a handful of simple ingredients.
Bacon adds a salty, smoky flavor and crispy crunch to this delicious dish.
Cream cheese has a mild, creamy flavor and texture that adds a richness to the sauce.
Prepared casserole-style so you can feed a crowd or look forward to the leftovers in the fridge!
Perfect meal for pasta night or any day of the week.
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
Add-Ins: You can add diced onions, mushrooms, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, or bell peppers to the sauce for an extra pop of flavor, color, and vitamins.
Add Some Spice: Feel free to garnish your pasta bacon bake with crushed chili pepper flakes.
Pick Your Pasta: I like using spaghetti for this recipe, but any long noodle or pasta shape will work.
Swap The Soup: You can use a can of cream of mushroom soup or cream of bacon soup for a slightly different flavor.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST CREAMY BACON SPAGHETTI
Make sure your cream cheese is softened to room temperature so that it melts well into the sauce.
I prefer to use whole milk for this recipe because it makes a thicker sauce, however you can use 2% milk if you don’t mind making your sauce a bit thinner.
You will need to cook and crumble the bacon beforehand. You can make your bacon by frying, baking or grilling it.
HOW TO STORE CREAM CHEESE BACON PASTA
To Store: Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
To Freeze: To freeze, place the pasta in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
To Reheat: To reheat, place desired servings on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 45 to 60 seconds.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Cook the spaghetti al dente as directed on the package. Rinse and drain under cold water
In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the olive oil, once the oil is hot add the onion and cook until the onion has softened, add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute or until the garlic is fragrant.
Reduce heat, add the milk, cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, and spices, cook until the cream cheese is all melted.
Place the cooked spaghetti in the baking dish.
Top with grated cheese and bacon.
Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven. Cook for 20 minutes
Remove foil and continue cooking for 10 minutes, place under broil for the last 5 minutes, check closely so that it doesn’t burn.
Remove from the oven, serve warm, and sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired.