Beef and Bacon Pasta Bake

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!


  • 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.