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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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."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015

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

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

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

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!"

Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"Tastey and easy to fix!"

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