Chilli Bacon Tomato Spaghetti Recipe

 Time to make: 20-25 minutes

 Difficulty: Easy

 Servings: 2-3 portions

A delicious meal with just 4 strips of bacon? This FODMAP recipe not only saves you money but also does not compromise on taste! This delicious, richly-flavoured recipe is quick to make and tastes heavenly.


  • 4 rashers of streaky smoked bacon, cut into strips that are 2¾-cm wide
  • 400 grams of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 stack of finely chopped celery
  • 1 finely chopped carrot
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon of dried chili flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt
  • 300-350g gluten-free spaghetti (10½-12 oz)
  • 100ml of lactose-free double cream


Fill a large saucepan about halfway with water. Now bring this water to boil. Next over medium heat, heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add the bacon and vegetables to the pan and fry them for about 5-6 minutes until they are golden brown.

As the water boils in the pan, put the spaghetti in. Gluten free spaghetti can stick together very easily. One way around this is to add a little at a time, wait for it to soften, then add the next batch. Make sure you're stirring it often enough too - you may need to separate the bits which have become stuck together.

While the spaghetti is cooking mix chilli flakes well in the bacon and vegetables and a small cup of water (250ml), tomato puree, tomatoes and the oregano.

Now season this mix with the freshly ground pepper and salt as you like it. Keep stirring this mixture, and bring it to a simmer, and let it cook for about 10 minutes (or until it thickens). The spaghetti should be done by now.

Drain the spaghetti in a colander, and put it back in the pan, your dish is almost ready!

Pour the contents of the frying pan in the spaghetti and mix well, gently. Let the spaghetti be coated in the thick, rich sauce. Remember to stir gently because you may break the spaghetti and change its texture.

Final Thoughts

Alternatively try with ham or leave out the meat completely to make it vegetarian.