Bacon Cream Cheese Baked Spaghetti: Unabashedly rich, velvety, and cheesy comfort food!
Looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner? This Bacon Cream Cheese Baked Spaghetti is surely simple enough for a weekday meal, but it is unquestionably not nutritious. Rather, it’s rich, cheesy, and comforting food that doesn’t feel the need to apologize for being decadent. Not to mention the bacon! This casserole is utterly delectable, simple, and rich.
While most casseroles opt to use cream of mushroom soup as a shortcut, this recipe uses cream of bacon soup. I’ll tell you this is amazing! Even make me feel like this is supposed to be the go-to casserole shortcut option instead.
All you have to do is mix some milk, cream cheese, onion, and garlic powder. Once simmering, toss in the spaghetti. Then, the spaghetti cooks in the sauce, which saves time and guarantees that the pasta is flavorful. Add a generous amount of cheese, and do not forget the bacon!
What You Need To Make This Bacon Cream Cheese Baked Spaghetti:
- Can condensed cream of bacon soup
- Cream cheese
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dry spaghetti
- Mozzarella cheese
- Fresh chives
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
To make this recipe gluten-free (you should use this ingredient instead):
- Use gluten-free pasta instead of dry spaghetti.
Steps To Make Bacon Cream Cheese Baked Spaghetti
Step 1: Combine the milk with cream cheese, onion, and garlic powder. Let everything simmer before adding in the spaghetti. Toss to coat the spaghetti well and continue to cook for a few minutes more.
Garlic powder & onion powder:
Step 2: Then, add a generous amount of cheese.
Step 3: Next, add half a cup of the bacon and stir well.
Step 4: Pour the mixture into a baking dish. Top with extra bacon and the remaining cheese.
Step 5: Bake in the oven until the casserole is hot and bubbly. Before serving, garnish with some fresh chives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I substitute bacon?
Yes! You are welcome to use ham or sausage in place of bacon.
How can I make this spicy?
Simply add red pepper flakes. Sprinkle them on top for that slight kick.
What to serve this casserole?
Enjoy this as a main dish with some garlic bread with butter or as a side dish to your favorite meal.
Bacon Cream Cheese Baked Spaghetti
Dinner would be awesome with this easy Bacon Cream Cheese Baked Spaghetti. Serve this as a main dish with garlic bread with butter for a simple, quick, and delicious weeknight meal that your family will love!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: American
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
4 c. milk
1 (10.5 ounces) can of condensed cream of bacon soup
1/2 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1 pound dry spaghetti
1 c. bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese, grated and divided
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Fresh chives, snipped, for garnish (optional)
Set the oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine the milk, bacon soup, cream cheese, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large pot and bring everything to a boil.
In half, break the spaghetti and stir into the pot once the mixture is bubbling. Adjust the heat to medium-low and cook the spaghetti for 8 minutes, stirring often.
Whisk in 2 c. of the mozzarella and half of the bacon. Season with salt and pepper, then pour the spaghetti mixture into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
On top, distribute the rest of the mozzarella and bacon. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and beginning to turn golden brown.
Allow the spaghetti to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
Serve garnished with some fresh chives.
How To Make it Gluten free
Instead of dry spaghetti, use gluten-free pasta.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 654
- Sugar: 13.4 g
- Sodium: 718.9 mg
- Fat: 23.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 70.9 g
- Protein: 40 g
- Cholesterol: 79 mg
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