Bacon Pasta Bake


  • 250g pasta (our choice is macaroni)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 8 shortcut bacon, chopped
  • 410g can tomatoes with herbs
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, fan forced.
  2. Cook pasta following packing instructions. Drain.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in frypan over high heat. Add bacon, onion and garlic stirring for 5 minutes or until onion is almost soft and bacon golden.
  4. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, stir through and bring to the boil, reduce heat, continue stirring for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  5. Once the pasta has cooked toss together the pasta and sauce.
  6. Spoon into a casserole dish, sprinkle cheese over the top.
  7. Cook in oven for 20-25 minutes or until cheese has melted.