Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pasta Bake

This is totally different than any other pasta recipe I have. We really enjoyed it. I think the veggies in it make the difference.

Pasta Bake
6 slices ready cook bacon chopped up
1 t. minced garlic
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped bell pepper
3 14.5-oz. cans diced tomatoes with liquid
1 2.25-oz. can sliced ripe black olives, drained
1 T. oregano
1 lb. ground beef
salt and pepper
12 ounces rotini pasta
2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 10-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
¼ cup water
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Boil the pasta and drain. Brown the hamburger and drain. In a dutch oven, add the bacon, onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, olives, oregano, hamburger and salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with Pam. Put a spoon full of the sauce in the bottom of the pan. Put half of the noodles in the pan. Layer on half of the cheese. Layer on half of the sauce. Repeat. Mix the cream of mushroom with water and pour over the top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

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