Linguine, Bacon and Tomato Casserole features a uniquely flavored tomato sauce that will create a taste surprise for your family! Bacon aromas and grated cheeses add richness to this ready-in-less-than-30-minutes casserole.
- 1 package (9-oz.) BUITONI Refrigerated Linguine (9 oz.), prepared according to package directions
- 1 cup diced bacon
- 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 can (15-oz.) tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 1 ½-quart casserole dish.
COOK bacon, onion and bell pepper in a medium skillet until bacon is cooked but not crispy. Add tomato sauce and chili powder; cook for 5 minutes.
COMBINE pasta, tomato sauce mixture and ½ cup Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Transfer to prepared dish; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.
BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
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add this for more seasoning
I used pizza sauce instead of the tomato sauce and it added some zing. Great taste!
This was a really nice change of pace from the ordinary Italian casserole. Very flavorful. We added a can of sliced mushrooms just because we're mushroom fans; it would've been great without them too. Will make again.
I thought the sauce was a nice change from an ordinary Italian tomato sauce. Like the other reviewers, more seasoning was needed; I added garlic powder and salt and pepper. Well, I actually didn't use bacon and replaced it with turkey meatballs. I also added some diced eggplant. The veggies that you can use are pretty limitless. Thanks for the recipe.
Absolutely terrific!! I added mushrooms, and a large clove of garlic that I diced fine. I also added oregano and thyme, and eliminated the chili powder. Used canned diced tomatoes. I doubled my recipe and served it at a cook out. Got rave reviews, so i will definately add this to my favorites.
This was alright but not anything I think I would make again. I didn't care for the chile powder flavor. Cyndi
Easy and tasty
I found this a quick and easy meal to make that satisifed the crew. I do have a suggestion that it was a little bland and needed a tablespoon of chili powder vs. the teaspoon. Definitely a "keeper".
My husband and I loved this recipe. It is one of our favorite dishes and it really isn't to hard to make. I do add a little bit more chile powder because I really like the flavor that it adds to the tomato sauce. I think that mushrooms would also be good in this dish.
This was very tasty and flavorful! If you like spicy, try to use a hotter crushed chile. Very easy to prepare, and you don't need "unusual" ingrediants to make it. Try it! =)
The chili powder in this meal gives just enough extra flavour, without overwhelming the taste of the bacon. Everyone loved it(even the 2 year old)