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
1 pound of 92% lean ground beef
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
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.