A crowd pleasing Bacon Pasta Bake recipe that is reasonably light weight, quick to prepare, and easy to embellish with different meats or vegetables – plus the leftovers taste delicious too!
Pasta bakes are a creature comfort of mine. The combination of yummy pasta, tasty tomato sauce, and golden cheese equals perfection! This Bacon Pasta Bake recipe is a relatively light pasta bake compared to the pasta bakes I usually make which have loads of mince. It’s also a great meal for busy families as it can be prepared in just 10 minutes! Cooking time is a little longer though.
To save myself time I use macaroni as it’s so quick to cook. While the macaroni is cooking I brown the onion and bacon, then add the tomato and paste to create a sauce.
Then all I need to do is stir the sauce through the cooked pasta, spoon into a casserole dish, sprinkle with cheese and put in the oven.
Possibly the make or break of a good pasta bake is the cheese. I like mine especially golden, so make sure you don’t take your bake out prematurely.Print
This Bacon Pasta Bake is also a great meal to reheat for lunch the next day, so make sure you make enough to afford yourself some tasty leftovers.
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