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Bacon Tomato Casserole

This recipe from my mother is simple to make and can be a main dish or side dish. Feel free to experiment with a variety of flavored stewed tomatoes.— Mary McGair, Milwaukie, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 6 ounces uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (28 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  • In the drippings, saute the green pepper, onion, salt, marjoram, thyme and pepper for 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in the noodles. Add half of the bacon.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Top with cheese and remaining bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 363 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 1150mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • JGa2595176
    Oct 10, 2016

    Oh man...I SO wanted to love this. It sounded great and I prepared the dish exactly as written (with the same herbs and all.) But it was just a so-so dish and nobody really ate it. The kiddos picked through the casserole, found the bacon and we threw the rest away. :( Would not make again, just too many other dishes out there worth making instead.

  • dublinlab
    Nov 19, 2013

    Really good, used red pepper istead of green. I also used my home canned staightup tomatoes. I'd make this again. Janet

  • john
    Mar 13, 2012

    Definitely a "Make again dinner" !!!

  • Ratlova30
    Dec 5, 2011

    Wow. Totally expected to not like this recipe as I hate tomatoes but it turned out to be so delicious! Couple things I changed. I didn't add the pepper, gives my mom heart burn. I upped the onion to one whole medium onion(cooks down) and I added three garlic cloves and a large handful of chopped basil. I also added two teaspoons of sugar to sweeten the tomatoes. Marjoram wasn't added because I didn't have any. I knew this recipe was a keeper when my mother griped over the lack of leftovers and then requested it again a couple night later.

  • cookincouple
    Feb 15, 2010

    Excellent. Everyone including the four kiddos liked it. We substituted some sausage as we didn't have a enough bacon, and we doubled the recipe which worked great.

  • kmsja1966
    Sep 11, 2009

    This was really good! I quickly made a small batch of my own stewed tomatoes with tomatoes from my garden. Since we have 6 kids, I doubled the amount of noodles, and it didn't effect the flavor. It was delicious, and still not enough! I didn't use the green peppers because I didn't have any, but it didn't hurt it.

  • sherinpa
    Jul 20, 2008

    This dish was awesome. The only change I made was using fire roasted tomatoes and the flavor was fantastic. No leftovers, so I'll be making this one again real soon ... it's a definate keeper!