This is a pasta casserole with sort of a southwestern flavor. This is also good with canned tomatoes with green chilies, or added red pepper and garlic.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 2 slices bacon

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • ½ (12 ounce) package seashell pasta


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Place ground beef, bacon and onion in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and place in a large saucepan along with tomatoes, soup, milk and 1/2 cup cheese. Cook, stirring, until it comes to a low boil.

  3. Stir in pasta, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until pasta is tender, stirring often to prevent sticking.

  4. Transfer to a 9x9 inch baking dish and sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

448 Calories
24g Fat
31g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 448
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 684mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 527mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.