Baked Cheesy Rigatoni with Bacon

Baked pasta is always one of my favourite meals. I love that it’s a meal I can prepare ahead and pop in the oven.

One of my families’ favourite baked dishes is a cheesy rigatoni with bacon. (Because everything tastes better with bacon right?)

What you need:

rigatoni with bacon

  • 4 cups of pasta (I use rigatoni)
  • 2 cups of pasta sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (389ml)
  • 185g of Brick Cream Cheese (about 3/4 of a 250g package)
  • 1 1/2 half cups of shredded cheese
  • 1/3 cup of parmesan grated cheese
  • 6-8 pieces of bacon

Make it:

1 – Cook pasta in a large pot. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a pan. When the bacon is done, drain the grease and keep it aside.

2 – Drain the pasta and keep aside. Cut the bacon into bite sized pieces.

3 – Add pasta sauce, diced tomatoes and cream cheese to the pot. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir frequently. NOTE: You may want to cut the cream cheese into cubes before adding it to the sauce mix.

Rigatoni with bacon

4 – Once the sauce is bubbling add the bacon.

5 – Return pasta to the pot. Mix well with sauce mixture.

6 – Add half of the pasta mixture to a baking dish. Sprinkle with a generous amount of shredded cheese.

7 – Add the remaining pasta mixture. Top with the remaining shredded cheese and parmesan grated cheese.

Rigatoni with bacon

8 – Bake at 375 degrees for about 20min.

rigatoni with bacon

Rigatoni with bacon

This baked pasta is delicious! My family loves it.

What are your families favourite baked dishes?