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Easy Garlic And Bacon Pasta Bake With Melted Cheese

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious pasta bake, look no further! This garlic and bacon pasta is packed with flavour and only takes a few minutes to prepare. Plus, it will please even the pickiest of eaters. So, what are you waiting for? Give this dish a try today!

easy pasta bake with bacon and cheese

Tomato and bacon pasta bake

This garlic and bacon pasta bake is the perfect weeknight dinner. It’s easy to make, and it’s packed with flavour. The bacon is crispy, the garlic is fragrant, the tomato mixture makes a great sauce, and the cheese is melted and gooey. Serve it with a side of bread, and you’ll have a meal that everyone will love. Best of all, leftovers reheat well, so you can enjoy this dish for days to come.

If you’re not into tomatoes, try my Broccoli and Bacon Pasta Bake. No tomatoes, just pure creamy cheesiness!

Vegetarian Pasta Bake

Instead of using bacon in this recipe, add some Basil Pesto and extra vegetables. The pesto adds a great flavour to the dish, and the extra vegetables provide a nice crunch. If you’re looking for a meatless dish that is packed with flavour, this is the perfect recipe for you. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

What’s the best way to cook pasta spirals

There are a few different ways that you can cook pasta spirals, but the best way is to boil them. Boiling the pasta will ensure that they are cooked through and have a nice, al dente texture. You can also add some olive oil or butter to the water before boiling, which will help to prevent the pasta from sticking together. Once the pasta is cooked, you can add your favourite sauce or toppings.

Can you put raw bacon in the pasta bake?

Yes, you can put raw bacon in a pasta bake. The bacon will cook through during the baking process and add a delicious flavour to the dish. If you are using smoked bacon, you may want to cook it for a few minutes before adding it to the pasta bake, as this will help remove some of the smoky flavours.

In this recipe, I fry the bacon until it’s fully cooked plus, if you are using normal back bacon with the fat, it’s best to fry and crisp up before adding to your sauce otherwise, you’ll have rubbery fat in your pasta bake.

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What to serve with pasta bake

There are many different things that you can serve with pasta bake. Some of the most popular options include salad, garlic bread, and a glass of wine. You can also add some protein to the dish, such as chicken or beef. Whatever you decide to serve with your pasta bake, make sure that it is something that will complement the flavours of the dish.

Ingredients

You will need:

  • 500 g Pasta Spirals
  • 1 Onion Chopped in a food processor
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic Chopped in a food processor
  • 2 Red Peppers Chopped in a food processor
  • 5 Sundried Tomato Chopped in a food processor
  • 400 g Tinned tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 5 Bacon Medallions Chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp Stock Powder
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ½ tsp Mixed Herbs
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 400 g Cheddar Cheese Grated
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How to make garlic and bacon pasta bake

  • Cook the pasta per packet instructions and leave some liquid aside to add to the sauce later. Preheat oven at 200°c fan/210°c/Gas 7
  • On medium to high heat, fry the onions in a little vegetable oil until softened, then add the chopped bacon. Cook until bacon is well cooked. Add the garlic and mix through for 1 minute.
  • Add the tomato puree, mix through (you may want to add a little water at this point), and then add the tinned tomatoes.
  • Add the peppers and tomato puree and mix through. Finally, add the Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Herbs, black pepper, stock powder and Worcestershire sauce. Mix thoroughly and simmer for 5 minutes. When it gets thicker, add the liquid from the pasta. It may look a bit runny, but the pasta will absorb it in the oven.
  • Add the pasta to the oven-proof dish, spread out, then add the sauce on top and mix through. Finally, sprinkle grated cheese on top and place in the oven for 20 -25 minutes.
easy pasta bake with bacon and cheese

Easy Garlic And Bacon Pasta Bake With Melted Cheese

Rachel
Family favourite pasta dish packed full of flavour!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine British, Italian
Servings 8
Calories 478 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g Pasta Spirals
  • 1 Onions (Chopped in a food processor)
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped in a food processor)
  • 2 Red Peppers (Chopped in a food processor)
  • 5 Sundried Tomato (Chopped in a food processor)
  • 400 g Tinned tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 5 Bacon Medallions (Chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 tsp Stock Powder
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ½ tsp Mixed Herbs
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 400 g Cheddar Cheese (Grated)

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta per packet instructions and leave some liquid aside to add to the sauce later. Preheat oven at 200°c fan/210°c/Gas 7
  • On a medium to high heat fry the onions in a little vegetable oil until softened, then add the chopped bacon. Cook until bacon is well cooked. Add the garlic and mix through for 1 minute.
  • Add the tomato puree, mix through (you may want to add a little water at this point) then add the tinned tomatoes.
  • Add the peppers, and tomato puree and mix through. Finally, add the Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Herbs, black pepper, stock powder and Worcestershire sauce. Mix thoroughly and simmer for 5 minutes. When it gets thicker, add the liquid from the pasta. It may look a bit runny but the pasta will absorb it in the oven.
  • Add the pasta to the oven-proof dish, spread out then add the sauce on top and mix through. Finally, sprinkle grated cheese on top and place in the oven for 20 -25 minutes.
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Nutrition

Calories: 478kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 22gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 529mgPotassium: 515mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1690IUVitamin C: 46mgCalcium: 399mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bacon and pasta recipe, cheesy pasta, pasta spirals
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