Cowboy Spaghetti

Cowboy Spaghetti

Cowboy Spaghetti is a skillet flowing over with ground beef, bacon, pasta and cheese. This non traditional spaghetti will become one of your families favorite dishes.


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Spaghetti has always been one of my stand by dinners as my kids have been growing up. It’s fast, easy and it’s not hard to please everyone in the family. Most picky eaters will eat spaghetti.


This is a fun and delicious twist on the traditional recipe. We are moving away from the Italian version and making it a little bit more American! It’s a little bit spaghetti meets chili! The flavors marry so well together. It will be so hard to stop eating this yummy dish!


Cowboy Spaghetti



  • MIX INS: If you love beans, add a can of black beans to compliment the kidney beans. You can also add green peppers, corn or whatever you would love!
  • HEAT: Spice it up a little with a dash of hot sauce or add a diced jalapeno.
  • PROTEIN: You can use diced chicken, diced steak or even ground turkey.
  • LEFTOVERS: You can store leftovers in an airtight container up to 3 days.




Cowboy Spaghetti

Cowboy Spaghetti


  • 1 package (12 ounces) spaghetti
  • 8 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. In a 12-in. cast iron skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Add beef and onion to drippings. Cook and stir until beef is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes, breaking meat into crumbles. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, oregano and garlic powder.
  3. Drain spaghetti; stir into skillet. Stir in 1-1/2 cups cheese and half the bacon. Top with remaining 1-1/2 cups cheese. Bake until heated through, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining bacon.




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