Beef and Bacon Pasta Bake

A delicious Beef and Bacon Pasta Bake recipe that is a family favourite dinner. This pasta bake is quick and easy to make, and the combination of beef and bacon is always a winner!

This pasta bake recipe is always a big hit with my family, and is one of my son’s favourites. I love it because it is so quick and easy to make, which is great for those nights you need dinner to be fuss free and simple to prepare. The pairing of beef and bacon in a pasta bake is really is such a delicious flavour combination. I do love a good pasta bake,  if you like the recipe below, make sure to check out favourites like my creamy chicken pasta bake, and all my other pasta bake recipes here.
beef and bacon pasta bake
I get the beef, bacon and veggie mixture going in the frypan while the pasta is cooking.
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Once the beef and bacon sauce is ready, I then mix through the cooked pasta. Place into an oven-proof dish and top with cheese.
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Beef and Bacon Pasta Bake

A delicious Beef and Bacon Pasta Bake recipe that is a family favourite dinner. This pasta bake is quick and easy to make, and the combination of beef and bacon is always a winner!
  • Author: Katrina - The Organised Housewife
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner


  • 2 cups small spiral pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 short cut bacon rashers, diced
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 500g passata (tomato pasta sauce)
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup tasty cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, fan forced.
  2. Cook pasta following packet directions, drain and return to saucepan.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add bacon, onion and garlic to pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until browned.
  5. Add mince, cook and stir for 5 minutes or until browned.
  6. Add passata sauce, carrot, peas and corn. Stir and bring to the boil.
  7. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes or until liquid has reduced.
  8. Combine mince mixture and cooked pasta. Toss to stir through. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Spoon pasta mixture into a 12-cup (3L) oven-proof dish.
  10. Sprinkle with cheese.
  11. Bake pasta bake in oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden. Serve.

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I like to serve this with a side salad or steamed vegetables. Garlic bread is always a great side to a pasta bake meal too.

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Al January 6, 2016 - 12:04 PM

This beef and bacon pasta bake is absolutely Devine!! Thanks for another great recipe Kat!
I would love to see more beef pasta bake recipes!! They are so easy, filling and I always make one large enough to make two meals;)

Kate - Kat's Assistant January 11, 2016 - 12:03 PM

They are a great meal and fantastic because they go so far allowing for plenty of leftovers.

christine ksy February 17, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Hi, Just wondering which brand pasta sauce did you use for beef and bacon pasta bake. Want to try it soon.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 18, 2016 - 7:47 AM

I don’t use anything fancy Christine, just whichever is the cheapest at the time 🙂

les April 27, 2018 - 7:58 AM

Hi Kat,
Thank you for your new presentation of recipes. It is so easy to print them off now. Today’s recipes both help me immensely with two commitments I have this week. You are a whiz, Kat.
Christine Key, above, asks you which brand of pasta sauce you use. I have, through the years, used a can of Campbell’s Beef Spaghetti sauce. I won’t use anything else. Maybe my taste buds have become accustomed to it but some other friends have been using it over time too.

Jenni April 24, 2020 - 7:51 AM

Hi Kat,
Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I was looking for something different for dinner the other day and found this. It was easy to put together and very yummy. I used everything except the corn and onion as I can eat them. My son loved it so much we had it for dinner again last night. I think it will be a regular in this household.
Thanks again

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 28, 2020 - 8:34 AM

That’s fabulous Jenni! I’m so pleased to hear this 🙂


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