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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

 Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta
My children really enjoy this effortless entree I concocted to duplicate the flavor of my favorite hamburger.—Melissa Stevens, Elk River, Minnesota
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
  • skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and
  • set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 389 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 565 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.