Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bacon Pesto Pasta Bake

Oh yes. Pasta filled with deliciousness. This dish was extremely easy to make and clean up and was very satisfying. I wish I had had some garlic bread and a salad to go with it - then it really would have been perfect. This dish is flavorful and very cheesy, just the way I like it. I hope you like it too! Enjoy!

Bacon Pesto Pasta Bake
from Budget Bites

14.5 oz penne pasta
1 10 oz jar pesto
1 pint grape tomatoes
6 oz bacon (half of a regular pack)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crispy, and dry between paper towels. Crumble. Cut the tomatoes in half. Preheat the oven to 350 and coat a large casserole dish with cooking spray. When the pasta is done, drain and return to the pot. Mix in the pesto, tomatoes, bacon and 1 cup of cheese. Pour into the casserole dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cup of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes.

4 comments:

Kris and Megan Wright said...

THAT. LOOKS. SO. DELICIOUS. I will be making this sometime in the near future!!! :)

The Sandovals said...

oh my this looks sooo yummy!

Heidi said...

that sounds delicious! I may have to try that one. Matt is a picky eater and I think he will LOVE this one!

Brianne said...

I made this a couple of weeks ago. My husband LOVES bacon and tomatoes so it went over well. I should have only baked it for 10 minutes (20 made the cheese a bit hard). Also, I would like to try this with a tomato based sauce; I love pesto, but my husband prefers tomato sauce. This one might be a good one to try.

http://www.classico.com/red-sauces/spicy-tomato-and-pesto-sauce.aspx

What do you think, Mrs. Cook? ;)

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