Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Spaghetti Series - Bacon Cheeseburger Spaghetti (#4)

After a long work week, I am craving comfort food.

I wanted to make a spaghetti dish that was easy since I am exhausted, but one I could also indulge in! What could be better than bacon cheeseburger spaghetti? I browsed the internet and found many variations of this, and I pulled ideas from each one. Some really took it literally and added pickles and such, but I was rather skeptical about that element. I also did not want to feel guilty about eating fatty red meat or dealing with the calories of a homemade cheddar cheese sauce, so improvised with ingredients!

The result? A perfect plate of pasta!

Bacon Cheeseburger Spaghetti

Ingredients:
1 pound of 92% lean ground beef
salt
pepper
1 can of cream of cheddar soup
1 cup 1% milk
1 packet of onion soup mix
2/3 cup diced tomatoes in juices
3/4 pound cooked spaghetti
Bacon bits for topping

Directions:
1) In a large nonstick skillet, brown meat over medium heat, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
2) In a large saucepan, combine soup, soup mix, milk, and tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add in meat and stir well, simmering another 2 minutes.
3) Add pasta to the large saucepan and combine pasta and sauce well.
4) Serve immediately with bacon bits crumbled on top.

30 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! It does look like pure comfort!!

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  2. What a great combination of flavors! I make a brisket recipe using onion soup mix, its a winner as well.

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  3. Saw your profile on another page. Glad I read your informative and well-writen blog. Look forward to following you here. Cheers!

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  4. ditto what lazaro cooks said. I think this pasta looks amazing.

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  5. This pasta would be so additive and definitely comforting after a long day.

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  6. This looks wonderful and I know my two older grandsons will love it. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  7. I would soooo love this pasta!

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  8. Neat idea. Sounds like a must try for me. Yummioso!

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  9. I clicked on the picture to enlarge it, and then thought "yes, I would love to have some of that like now!"

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  10. Doesn't that look great? And I love the way you have reduced the fat in the recipe.

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  11. My kids would go gaga if I combined two of their favorite meals together! I never would have thought of it myself, but now I think I need to try that soon!

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  12. oh my goodness. that looks so comforting and delicious. what's better than adding bacon to spaghetti. i should close the window now, its too early to be craving this :)

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  13. I've never even heard of cheeseburger spaghetti, but this sounds delicious! Canned cheese soup isn't something I've seen either, so I don't think I will be making it. I'd like to though!

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  14. This is so unique! And I bet really yummy. Two of the best comfort foods combined.

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  15. You did a great job improvising your own creation of bacon cheeseburger spaghetti. This would be a great dish for a weeknight and feeling tired from a long day. This would be a nice comfort dish. Kid friendly too!

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  16. i've often wondered what a good use for cream of cheddar soup might be, and i think you've struck upon the best possible one--this looks aMAZing.

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  17. I just stumbled across your blog today, and I am hooked! Your recipes look amazing, and this one is one I am going to have to try soon! It looks great! YUM!

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  18. I don't tend to go in for recipes containing canned soup and so on but this reminds me of something I used to make when I was younger - I think it would be definite comfort food :) looks gorgeous.

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  19. The only thing better than a bacon cheeseburger is bacon, cheeseburger, AND pasta. Delicious.

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  20. wow, this is so creative - nice work!

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  21. Your pasta looks excellent! My husband would go for this recipe with such big flavors and, of course, the yummy bacon in there! :)

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  22. This is a new one on me, and boy does it ever sound GOOD! Lots of WOW in this flavorful dish.

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  23. I LOVE pasta. And bacon-cheeseburger pasta? That's like nirvana! This is total guy food, too!

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  24. Creative and comforting! You are making me hungry!

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  25. Pasta is the most loved food of my family n im truly in Love with this innovative recipe .
    Deeply appreciate ur visits n comments on my blog.

    Smita
    @Little Food Junction

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  26. Uhmmmmmmmmmmm the best of both worlds! Bacon cheeseburger AND spagethi!!! Love it!

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  27. spaghetti is hands-down one of my favorite dishes to eat! i love how you make something classic like this into fun twists and recipes, like this one. good stuff!!!!

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  28. Bacon cheeseburger spaghetti sounds good!

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