Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
It doesn't get much tastier than Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta! This easy weeknight dinner is a great spin on an American Classic and cooks in less than 30 minutes. Adapted from Taste of Home magazine.
- 8 oz elbow macaroni pasta
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 6 strips bacon cooked and cut into pieces
- 1 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch may use less
- 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup
- 2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup
Cook the bacon first, I prefer to cook it on a sheet pan in the oven until it's crispy but you can cook it whatever way you prefer. Drain it on paper towels and cut it or break it into small pieces and set aside.
Cook your macaroni according to directions on the pack, then drain.
While the macaroni is cooking brown the beef in a large skillet until fully cooked. If after cooking the beef has a lot of fat/liquid/juice left you can pour some of that off, I prefer to use lean beef and keep some of the juice as I think it adds to the flavor.
Measure the beef broth,Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and cornstarch into a small bowl or measuring jug and mix well to combine the cornstarch.
Add cooked pasta to the skillet along with the beef broth mixture, stir well to combine beef, pasta, bacon, and sauce.
Cook on a medium heat until the sauce bubbles and thickens. If it's too thick for you, thin it out with a little more beef broth.
Sprinkle shredded cheeses over the top of the skillet cheeseburger mixture.
Cover and cook on very low heat until cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes.
Serving: 1portion | Calories: 453cal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 689mg | Potassium: 386mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 2.7mg