Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta - PRESTO PASTA NIGHT!

Ever the favorite in our house is.....anything with bacon in it. I couldn't tell you where I came up with this recipe, but the hubs loves it, and its yet another recipe that I save for when I've made a bunch of bacon and I have leftovers. Better this than just stuffing the pork fat directly into my mouth, I say.
I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights this Friday. This week, Hillary at Chew on That is hosting, so check back on Friday to see all the great dishes!
Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta
8 ounces ziti, penne, or other short cut pasta, uncooked
1 pound ground beef
6-8 slices bacon
1 can tomato soup
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook the pasta in boiling water until just al dente.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown the ground beef and drain off any grease. Set aside.
In same pan, cook bacon and drain off the fat, then chop bacon into bite size pieces.
Return beef to pan. Add pasta to skillet, as well as beef, soup, and chopped bacon. Heath through.
Top with shredded cheese (this is also very good with a cheese sauce instead of shredded.)
Cover the pan and cook until cheese melts.
** When I make this, I usually do it when I already have bacon leftover so that it saves me a step at dinner time.
**Also, the cheese in these pictures doesn’t look very gooey because I put it in the oven (I had it warm anyway because I was baking a cake) and it didn’t get all melty like it would if I steamed it by putting the lid on the pan and turning off the heat. The hubs like crispy cheese, so this works for him, but if you like yours gooey, try it with the lid instead.


Ruth Daniels said...

I am definitely starving for this! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Joanne said...

I love crispy cheese as well, and bacon does make most anything better.

Sarah said...

You've definitely found your way into my heart with this! It has comfort written all over it! Can't wait to try this one for myself. Thanks!

Graziana said...

It's really PERFECT, I will try it soon
(ehr, I never have bacon leftovers, we always eat it all...)