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  • 12 strips uncooked bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 26 oz jar Classico Pasta Sauce (or other favorite brand, or homemade)
  • 1 ¼ Cups half and half (can also use regular milk)
  • ¼ Cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 Box thin spaghetti noodles (I love Barilla’s whole wheat noodles)


  • 1. Cook bacon in a large dutch oven or large pot over medium heat until browned and crisped.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Set aside.
  • Discard all but 2 Tbsp’s of bacon grease.
  • Saute onion in remaining bacon grease for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  • Add beef, salt and pepper; crumble beef and cook until browned, about 5-8 more minutes.
  • Stir in cooked bacon pieces.
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in pasta sauce, half and half, and parmesan cheese.
  • Stir to combine; cover with lid and let simmer for at least 20 minutes, or up to an hour.
  • 2. Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Spoon noodles onto a large plate and pour sauce right on top.
  • Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese if desired.

Categories: Beef  Main Dish  Pasta 
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