Spaghetti With Spicy Tomato Sauce and Bacon

Spaghetti With Spicy Tomato Sauce and Bacon

This delectable spaghetti dish is ready in under 15 minutes and you could serve it cold for a packed lunch the next day! This style of the classic Italian recipe, spaghetti Amatriciana is a perfect example of fast food as it should be. Spaghetti With Spicy Tomato Sauce and Bacon is very very flavourful and a great crowd-pleaser recipe!


  • 350g spaghetti
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 150g  smoked streaky bacon, sliced
  • 250g pack white closed cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes with garlic
  • Half tsp dried chilli flakes 
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh flat parsley
  • pinch of caster sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Begin with preparing the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water for 10 mins or according to packet instructions.
  2. In the meantime, heat a non-stick frying pan and when hot, add the oil and bacon, then sauté for 3-4 mins, then add the mushrooms and cook for 5 mins or until the bacon and mushrooms are golden.
  3. Adjoin the chopped tomatoes and chilli and simmer over high heat for 3-4 mins or until the sauce has reduced. Remove from the heat, stir in the sugar and season to taste.
  4. Clear out the spaghetti in a colander and return to the pan, add the spaghetti to the sauce and toss well to mix. Finally add the parsley and serve.


Recipe Notes!

  • Omit the cream from this recipe and reduce the number of chilli flakes to half tsp if needed, 
  • Take any shape of dried pasta you like for this recipe.
  • Opt for 1 finely chopped fresh red chilli if you prefer. Don’t bother to throw it over if you like your food quite hot. Chillies can vary immensely in heat, so taste a tiny piece before you cook and adjust the amount accordingly.



Nutritional information:
  • Energy(kcal) 453
  • Protein 18.6
  • Fat (g) 13.4
  • Carbohydrate (g) 68.9


Using less meat is an uncomplicated way to save money without compromising on taste. This effortless Spaghetti With Spicy Tomato Sauce and Bacon pasta dish makes a satisfying family meal from just four rashers of bacon.


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