Everyone loves it Spaghetti!

I am fanatical about kids being taught to cook. I believe it is one of the most important life skills that you can pass on to your children, and many of my childhood memories involve my brother and I watching Mum cook, and learning to cook ourselves. This dish, which of course is a simplified version of a great Italian classic, is a big favourite in our household; our nickname for it is 'Everyone loves it Spaghetti', as it is the one meal that every visiting child has eaten without complaint, which, as all of you with kids will know, is close to miraculous.


'Everyone loves it Spaghetti', or egg and bacon pasta  is the one meal that every visiting child has eaten without complaint, which, as all of you with kids will know, is close to miraculous.


It is super simple and quick to make, and although I have put the quantities that the kids used on this occasion, it is very forgiving, and generally we just throw in a handful of cheese, and a dollop of cream. We've made it before with Cheddar, Parmesan, Pecorino; all taste great, and likewise we've substituted the bacon with ham, cooked sausage and smoked salmon in the past (in which case you needn't fry it first). It is also rather lovely with a few peas or baby broad beans thrown in.

We used 6 rashers of streaky bacon, about 100g of cheddar cheese, about 40mls of cream, an egg and about 200 g of fresh spaghetti. The kids had planned on just the two of them eating it, but Daddy turned up just as it was ready, so they had to share with him. So I would say that these quantities feed 2-3 depending on how piggy you are feeling!

Egg and Bacon Pasta - cut up bacon

Wash your hands, put a large pan of water on to boil, cut up the bacon and grate the cheese.

Egg and Bacon Pasta - Grate some Cheese

Egg and Pasta Pasta - break egg into bowl

Crack the egg into a bowl, pick out the shell, and give it a good whisk with a fork.

Egg and Bacon Pasta - Beat Egg

Egg and Bacon Pasta - add cream

Mix in the cream, and throw in whatever cheese you are using.

Egg and Bacon Pasta - mix cheese into eggg

Egg and Bacon Pasta - fry bacon until golden

Fry the bacon until golden, and add your spaghetti to the boiling water with a pinch of salt.

Egg and Bacon Pasta - Add pasta to boiling water

Egg and Bacon Pasta - add bacon to drained pasta

When the spaghetti is cooked, drain (you may need an adult to help) and return to the pan. Mix in your cooked bacon, and then your egg mixture.

Egg and Bacon Pasta - add egg mixture

Egg and Bacon Pasta - mix until cheese has melted

Stir together until you can no longer see the grated cheese. The heat from the pasta will melt the cheese and cook the egg. Serve with extra cheese and season with salt and pepper if desired!

Egg and Bacon Pasta - finished!

'Everyone loves it Spaghetti', or egg and bacon pasta is the one meal that every visiting child has eaten without complaint, which, as all of you with kids will know, is close to miraculous.

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  • Reply William Lee

    Just made this for me and my daughter, went down a treat. If you like pasta and cheese this is the dish for you

    September 1, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      I am so pleased you enjoyed it William – it’s such a quick and easy dish. Thank you for letting us know you tried it 🙂

      September 14, 2017 at 9:05 am
  • Reply El

    Ok, I actually want to come go over to yours now and have a taste! Looks scrumptious and my family loves pasta too! And it would be fun if my kids could help and then Daddy can clean up LOL. Thanks for sharing.
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    November 1, 2015 at 2:27 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      You’d be very welcome 🙂 My kids love cooking it, although I sadly haven’t managed to train hubby to do dishes yet!

      November 1, 2015 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Tracey Abrahams

    This looks fantastic. I am a big fan of pasta and of creamy cheese sauces, so it ticks all the boxes.
    Thank you for linking up, Tracey xx #abitofeverything
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    October 31, 2015 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It really is yummy, and is so easy to throw together. I nearly always have cheese, eggs and bacon lurking in the fridge so its our ‘go to tea’ when I just want something easy to cook 🙂

      November 1, 2015 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Jenny Eaves

    *#HowtoSunday, was thinking about tomorrow while writing! Xx

    October 13, 2015 at 9:14 am
    • Reply Sarah

      Looking forward to linking up tomorrow as well x

      October 13, 2015 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Jenny Eaves

    I love this, simple enough to make, but still requires some effort on the kids part. I need to make more of an effort with O to involve him in making dinner and more savoury items rather than just cakes!
    Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

    October 13, 2015 at 9:13 am
    • Reply Sarah

      It is really good getting them cooking savoury dishes as well. Thanks for having us on both your great linkys x

      October 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply theloveofacaptain

    So simple yet its making my mouth water. I must try this, thank you x #HowtoSunday

    October 13, 2015 at 7:58 am
    • Reply Sarah

      It’s such a great, simple meal to have up your sleeve, proper comfort food 🙂

      October 13, 2015 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Claire

    Wow this looks great! My girls would love it and it looks like the bigger ones could do this themselves! I think we’ll be trying this really soon!

    September 1, 2015 at 9:51 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      It is a really great simple recipe – my kids love that they can cook it without me telling them what to do. Thanks for having me on #KidsintheKitchen x

      September 1, 2015 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!!

    Yes we’ll have to give this a try in our household #tastytuesdays

    August 9, 2015 at 11:52 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Hope you enjoy it as much as we do x

      August 10, 2015 at 7:12 am
  • Reply Honest mum

    I definitely love it! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

    August 9, 2015 at 4:01 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      It’s a great recipe for when you want something simple and quick, especially as the kids can both make it! Thanks for the great linky xx

      August 9, 2015 at 6:02 pm

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