Bacon Bolognese


Are you ready for some BAAAA-CON??? My kids practically BEG for bacon bolognese weekly! You can use dried pasta, like elbows (pictured here) or you can use homemade fettuccine noodles as well. Both are awesome in this! I don’t eat pork, so I use turkey bacon, but you could easily add pork bacon if you desire.

Bacon Bolognese

The Homesteading Hippy
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 lb. bacon cut into lardon strips
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 32 oz jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 16 oz package Mueller’s elbow macaroni


  • Begin by heating up water to boil in a large pot. Add salt and oil.
  • In a separate pot, heat 1 tsp olive oil.
  • Add the bacon and fry until crisp.
  • Remove the bacon, set aside and add onions and garlic to saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add the spaghetti sauce, seasonings, and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook pasta according to al dente directions (about 7 minutes) and drain.
  • Add to sauce in pot.
  • Stir bacon back in with the noodles.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the cheese and mix in.
  • Top with remaining cheese and bake for 20 minutes at 350°

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