Spaghetti al diavolo in a bowl

Spaghetti al diavolo: A spicy pasta recipe for family dinners. Photo by Monica Turlui: https://www.pexels.com/photo/delicious-spaghetti-with-bolognese-sauce-and-parmesan-cheese-7218637/

Spaghetti al diavolo: A spicy pasta recipe for family dinners

If you love hearty Italian family cooking and a bit of spice in your food, our spaghetti al diavolo recipe is what your family needs this week.

Spaghetti al diavolo in a bowl

Spaghetti al diavolo: A spicy pasta recipe for family dinners. Photo by Monica Turlui: https://www.pexels.com/photo/delicious-spaghetti-with-bolognese-sauce-and-parmesan-cheese-7218637/

Family dinners shouldn’t be difficult to make, especially during weeknights. One of the best ways to cook for your family is when you make a tasty casserole. Spaghetti is often a favourite pasta because it’s fun to eat, especially for the kids. This spaghetti al diavolo pasta recipe represents real family cooking. You can add almost anything into the casserole and it will always be delicious.

Spaghetti al diavolo

This recipe is a variation on fra diavolo sauce which is usually made with seafood. We are still enjoying those hearty Italian flavours with bacon and salami with great pasta. The recipe layers flavours and the cognac adds a different dimension to the taste. The pasta is also infused with chili which is something that deepens the flavour in each bite. Serve yours with a light green salad.

If you love hearty Italian family cooking and a bit of spice in your food, our spaghetti al diavolo recipe is what your family needs this week.

Spaghetti al diavolo recipe

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Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

Ingredients

  • 115 g bacon, thinly sliced

  • 4 eggs (beaten)

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 6 slices Italian salami, finely chopped

  • 115 g mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 chilli pepper (halved and seeded)

  • Cognac sauce
  • ¾ cup Butter

  • cup cognac

  • 4-5 drops Tobasco

  • ½ tsp Worcestershire Sauce

  • ¼ tsp white pepper

  • ¼ tsp black pepper

  • 1 chilli pepper (halved and seeded)

  • 4 tbsp sour cream

Method

  • First make the cognac sauce
  • Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat until just melted. Stir in half of the cognac and the Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, black and ·white pepper and the chilli halves and sour cream.
  • Heat over very low heat until thickened about 5 minutes. Make sure sauce does not boil.
  • Thin sauce with the rest of the cognac just before adding to the pasta.
  • For the casserole
  • Cook bacon and mushrooms (if fresh) until bacon is crisp.
  • Pour eggs into 3.5 litre casserole, add pepper, grated  parmesan and salami.
  • Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water.
  • Add the chili halves and when cooked, remove pepper halves and drain the pasta.
  • Add to the egg and cheese micture while hot and mix well in the casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with bacon and mushrooms, add cognac sauce, mix and put into a 180°C oven for 5 minutes or until brown.

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