Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe
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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe

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I try to make foods that are not only kid friendly, but are also easy to reheat since my husband works long hours and often eats later than our children. If you like, use reduced-fat cheese and ground turkey for a lighter version. —Melissa Stevens, Elk River, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Barbecue sauce and prepared mustard, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 389 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Discard drippings. Drain pasta; add to the skillet. Stir in the soup, water, beef and bacon; heat through.
  3. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with barbecue sauce and mustard if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p17

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lepleyracing User ID: 1497870 244287
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"This was an OK quick meal. I followed the recipe as written. We liked it but there was nothing wow about it."

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 230966
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015

"Nice and easy to make. No real wow factor, but not bad for a quick dinner."

beebo_723 User ID: 8359217 227714
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"My family loved this!!! We used BBQ sauce and extra bacon, i will be making this again for sure!!!"

nikluvn User ID: 7546967 28007
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"I bake it for 25 min. in the oven, instead of cooking on the stove. Also canned tomatoes make it even more delicious. My family loves this!"

JenniferArrington User ID: 4819638 78174
Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"Tastey and easy to fix!"

SweetKii User ID: 7727003 86328
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"Everytime I cook this it's delicious ! I don't use the barbecue sauce or mustard tho . I'll just add more bacon & shredded cheese . It's a family favorite ! :)"

sweetshannon111 User ID: 7496616 79941
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"I made this for myself, my Mom, my Husband and my 3 kids aged 6,11 & 12 and we all thought it was terrible. Do not make this. It is disgusting."

Caroldelg User ID: 4299756 28005
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"I cooked the bacon first, left the grease in the pan and added a chopped onion and a green bell pepper. Saute that first then did my ground beef which I added some Worchestershire as it was cooking. At the end I added some BBQ sauce and some honey mustard dressing. Delicious! A keeper!"

MAZZI1989 User ID: 2889583 97606
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"quick and easy weeknight favorite!"

cyounce User ID: 2118537 78173
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2013

"This was quick, easy & delicious. I took many of the suggestions from the other reviews, added onion and garlic, mixed the BBQ sauce & mustard in the sauce, used pre-cooked bacon. Also, I substituted ground turkey and elbow pasta since that's what I had on hand."

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