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Bacon Cheeseburger Spaghetti

“I run a daycare center and it's always hard to find different foods that the kids will actually eat. I spruced up a variation of this simple and quick recipe to my tastes, and now the kids (and my husband) request it all the time!” Nichelle Nell - Isle, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 10 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 6 slices ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the bacon, ketchup, pickles, barbecue sauce and mustard. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Drain spaghetti; stir into meat mixture.
  • Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 567 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 2026mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • bonito15
    Mar 1, 2017

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  • DoodlePoodle06
    Jan 19, 2014

    Made this for a work luncheon and it was a hit. I used Hormel bacon pieces and substituted spiral noodles for the spaghetti.

  • runner10
    May 5, 2013

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  • ffalovervb11
    Dec 13, 2012

    So I normally don't rate recipes, but I made this for supper tonight. I just ate like about 3 bites of it. I hated it. I made it for my family also and they didn't like it either. It just is thick and gross. I am pretty good at making almost anything, but this will definitely be a never again.

  • GrandmaGKH
    Sep 11, 2012

    My husband hated it, and both grandsons 5 and 11 didn't like either. Way to much BBQ sauce. If I make this again I would reduce the BBQ sauce, ketchup and pickles. gjk

  • carolyn123
    Mar 23, 2012

    was great, would make again.

  • Jlattin
    Feb 26, 2012

    My college boys did not care for this at all! Ended up being a pizza night!

  • mpsadreamin
    Jan 25, 2012

    Loved this! Others with problems with sweetness try a different type of bbq sauce. I used extra meat and pasta, and already cooked crumbled bacon. Next time I will sprinkle the bacon on top of the cheese, I think it will save the bacon flavor more, it kind of got lost in the bbq and ketchup sauce. I did not increase the amount of sauce to match the extra meat and pasta and it was just right, not too saucy/soupy. Adding this to the regular rotation for sure!

  • Harmony2117
    Nov 6, 2011

    Kids loved it :) I added dill relish instead of pickles, and cooked my own bacon. Only complaint was that it's slightly greasy. Next time I will cook beef in one skillet then switch to a new pan. Also drain bacon really well. Thanks for the quick meal idea!

  • kellyplane
    Sep 21, 2011

    I LOVED this! I am not a fan of mustard, but I still put it in, although not as much as it called for. I think the combination of mustard and pickles is complimentary. I added seasonings, like I would anytime I cook hamburger meat too. I also used twice as much meat, so mine was not soupy, but just right! I can't wait to have it again. I may adjust to make in the crockpot.