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Everyone Will Love This Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

Everyone Will Love This Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe

This isn't just another Hamburger Helper dupe! This bacon cheeseburger pasta recipe is one you'll keep in your rotation for years to come, when you need a delicious recipe that doesn't require a lot of ingredients or time invested.

Kids will enjoy this recipe, since it includes cheese, pasta, and bacon. Having recipes on hand that everyone enjoys is a great thing, since it makes dinner a completely pleasant experience rather than one consisting of fighting to get the kids to eat their food. Your kids might even ask you to make this recipe again!

There are a few ways to make this recipe healthier. First, buy the leanest ground beef your store has available. Generally, this is going to be 93/7 or 94/6 beef. Leaner beef is lower in fat, which in turn means it's lower in calories.

The second thing you can do is use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. Turkey bacon does have a milder flavor, but it is lower in fat and calories. It is often the bacon of choice by those trying to lose weight. Finally, you can opt for low- or reduced-fat cheddar cheese. The taste won't be noticeably different.

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta


8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
1 pound ground beef
6 bacon strips, diced
1 can (10¾ ounces) condensed tomato soup
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese



1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. While pasta is cooking; cook beef over medium heat in a large skillet until no longer pink. Drain and set aside.

3. In the same skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels.

4. Drain bacon drippings from skillet. Drain pasta, add to skillet.

5. Stir in the soup, beef and bacon; heat through.

6. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook until the cheese is melted. Makes 4 servings.

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