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Bacon Herbed Spaghetti

An easy dinner or side dish of crisped cabbage, bacon, spaghetti and fresh herbs.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, easy dinner, fresh herbs, spaghetti
Yield: 8
Calories: 254kcal


  • 3/4 lb. bacon
  • 1 small head green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh sage leaves, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh thyme, diced
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 1 cup reserved starchy water from cooking spaghetti
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parmesan cheese


  • Heat a large skillet and crisp bacon, Rough chop after cooked, set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pot, cook spaghetti per package directions.
  • While those are cooking, prepare (slice and dice) the cabbage, onion, garlic, and fresh herbs.
  • Reserve 1 cup starchy water from cooking spaghetti. Drain cooked spaghetti.
  • Crisp cabbage and onion in bacon fat in skillet for approx. 5 min. Add garlic and fresh herbs, continue cooking for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add spaghetti back to large pot. Add butter and water. Add cabbage mixture and bacon to large pot. Toss on low heat for 5 minutes until heated through.
  • Serve with shaved parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Enjoy!


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg