I found this recipe in one of my cookbooks when we moved. I bookmarked it when I was going through books to keep and books to donate. I thought with a few tweaks, this might be really good. Well, I was right. We both absolutely loved this!! It was incredible. It reminded both of us of our favorite carbonara recipe.
This Bacon and Beef Pasta can be made ahead of time and frozen or refrigerated until ready to bake. All you need is a side salad and some garlic bread and dinner is ready. This would be great for holiday dinner parties. I know I plan on making this again very soon. I can't stop thinking about how great this pasta casserole tastes. We usual make lasagna on Christmas Eve, but I might make this instead. SO good!!
Bacon and Beef Pasta Casserole
adapted from The Deen Bros. Take it Easy
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 2 (3oz) packages Oscar Mayer bacon pieces
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 Tbsp dried onion flakes
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 (15oz) jars Roasted Garlic Alfredo sauce
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 375º F. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to large bowl.
In a skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain. Stir in bacon pieces, onion flakes, red pepper flakes, Alfredo sauce and parsley.
Pour sauce over cooked spaghetti and toss to combine.
Transfer pasta to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown on top.