This is a fantastic twist on an ordinary pasta bake. Quick and easy to make, and one which you can use forever! Serve with fresh bread and a salad.

Jayne
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rotini pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan or skillet, add onion, bacon, salt, and pepper. Cook until bacon is crispy and onion is soft. Drain fat. Pour in tomato soup and stir; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; add 1 cup Cheddar cheese and the milk. Stir until cheese is melted.

  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Combine sauce with pasta in a baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Place under the oven broiler until sauce is thick and cheese browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

712 calories; 45 g total fat; 92 mg cholesterol; 1174 mg sodium. 49.2 g carbohydrates; 28.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
This was a good recipe! I added a can of diced tomatoes and half a frozen bag of chopped brocolli to make the casserole a bit "healthier"! I also mixed the milk in with the soup sprinkled in some Italian seasoning and sprinkled a bit more bacon on top of the cheese at the end. Savory and yummy!!!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/30/2003
I tried this because I had all the ingredients on hand and I was stuck for an idea for dinner. I wasn't impressed. For starters DON'T cook the bacon and onions together. I had the feeling this was a bad idea and I should have trusted my instincts. The bacon doesn't crisp up (because of the water that cooks out of the onions) and the onions burn. Better to render the bacon by itself then use the bacon drippings to saute the onions. Plus no need for the oil this way (which I didn't use anyway). Second this makes way more than four servings! And it was a bit dry; maybe the pasta amount should be cut in half? The flavors were okay but not great. My kids ate it though without complaint maybe because it was so bland. I wasn't what I would call a "quick meal" and considering the flavor outcome I would recommend a box of the "helper" stuff instead. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
This was a good recipe! I added a can of diced tomatoes and half a frozen bag of chopped brocolli to make the casserole a bit "healthier"! I also mixed the milk in with the soup sprinkled in some Italian seasoning and sprinkled a bit more bacon on top of the cheese at the end. Savory and yummy!!!!!!! Read More
(53)
Rating: 2 stars
09/30/2003
I tried this because I had all the ingredients on hand and I was stuck for an idea for dinner. I wasn't impressed. For starters DON'T cook the bacon and onions together. I had the feeling this was a bad idea and I should have trusted my instincts. The bacon doesn't crisp up (because of the water that cooks out of the onions) and the onions burn. Better to render the bacon by itself then use the bacon drippings to saute the onions. Plus no need for the oil this way (which I didn't use anyway). Second this makes way more than four servings! And it was a bit dry; maybe the pasta amount should be cut in half? The flavors were okay but not great. My kids ate it though without complaint maybe because it was so bland. I wasn't what I would call a "quick meal" and considering the flavor outcome I would recommend a box of the "helper" stuff instead. Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
This was a good recipe! I added a can of diced tomatoes and half a frozen bag of chopped brocolli to make the casserole a bit "healthier"! I also mixed the milk in with the soup sprinkled in some Italian seasoning and sprinkled a bit more bacon on top of the cheese at the end. Savory and yummy!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2009
im 12 and i cooked this!! it was really easy.... but the onion made me cry! mum was doing other things so i thought i would make it for her! i added cut out shapes (toast) yumm yumm!! xxx Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2009
I was running low on ingredients tonight and this popped up when I typed in "tomato soup" and "pasta". I like most people made a few changes to it. I chopped up the bacon before frying it and poured off the bacon fat as I fried it so the bacon got nice and crisp. Setting the bacon aside I put a bit of the bacon grease back in and fried up the onions with 2 cloves of garlic. I then added the soup and bacon back in and added some oregano chilli powder and garlic powder. I saw someone comment that it could of used more bacon so I actually used an entire package (my only mistake). All that bacon made the meal a bit heavy in the stomach (too much fat!!)but did it taste great. My husband gave it four stars as well and wants it to be made more often so it was a hit. Very easy to make too. I would also suggest that after you fry the ongions in the pan drain off all the grease you can. And don't put as much bacon as I did unless you want a heart attack lol. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2009
Great recipe. I used fusilli as that is what I had in and added a clove of garlic some herbs and roasted peppers and zucchini. Turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2006
This was a great quick supper. I was looking for somthing to make last night and I had everything for this. I cooked the bacon first took it out then cooked the onion in the drippings. I topped it with a tomato basil cheddar cheese. It came out great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2010
It was a good recipe. I used 16 oz of pasta and I think that 18 oz may be too much for the sauce. I also added some red pepper powder to the sauce for a little more spice. It was easy with ingredients that were already in the pantry. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2010
This was an easy throw together meal but was quite bland. I will make this again as it was super easy to whip up when I was in a hurry to get dinner on the table but I think I will add a can of flavoured diced tomatoes next time to see if that makes the taste a little more appealing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
This recipie is so delicious. The tastes blend together so well. My son loved it and I did too. We heated up the left overs and they were still great. Read More
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