Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pasta Recipe with Bacon
The Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pasta Recipe with Bacon is a delicious treat that can be made during the weekend for yourself. Indulge in this silky smooth spaghetti pasta with olive oil ,garlic, crispy bacon and grated Parmesan cheese.Serve this along with some toasted cheese garlic bread and a refreshing salad for a fulfilling meal.
Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pasta Recipe with Bacon is a quick treat for your special weekend meal. It is a classic meal that can be made for your Dinner meal on a weeknight. Enjoy it with a glass of wine and your loved one.
Aglio Olio is typically a no sauce pasta which is just tossed with olive oil, garlic, dry red chillies and oregano for flavour. Small cubes of fried bacon is added along with the pasta in order to add in extra flavour to the dish. Finally shavings of Parmesan is garnished on top.
To make a vegetarian version of this dish simple avoid the bacon and continue to make Aglio Olio Pasta according to the recipe.
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- 400 grams Spaghetti Pasta
- 10 cloves Garlic
- 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons Red Chilli flakes
- 2 teaspoons Mixed Herbs (Dried)
- 6 Bacon strips , cut into small pieces
- Salt , to taste
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 1 Stalk Parsley leaves , chopped
How to make Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pasta Recipe with Bacon
To begin making the Bacon Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pasta Recipe, boil the spaghetti pasta first. Heat a sauce pan with enough water and allow it to come to a brisk boil. Once the water starts to boil, add your spaghetti pasta, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Boil the pasta until it is al dente; that is just cooked. When the pasta is cooked, strain the water and run it under cold tap water - this will stop the cooking process and the spaghetti pasta will remain firm.
Drizzle some olive oil over the spaghetti pasta and toss well. Keep the pasta aside.
Heat a sauce pan and add the chopped bacon strips and cook until the bacon has become crisp. Once done take them out, leaving the excess fat in the pan. You can discard the fat or use the same fat instead of olive oil to make your Aglio Olio pasta..
Drizzle about 2 tablespoon of olive oil into the same pan, add garlic and sauté until it is lightly brown.
Add in red chilli flakes, dried herbs and stir for a few seconds. Stir in the cooked pasta and toss well.
Once the spaghetti pasta is well combined with the herbs, stir in the crispy bacon strips and toss well. Sprinkle salt and check if the seasonings are perfect. Adjust the salt and seasoning according to your taste.
Once done, turn off the heat.
Transfer the Bacon Spaghetti Aglio Olio Pasta onto a serving plate and grate some parmesan cheese on top top. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.