Buona Baked Pasta

by J. Baker
(Milwaukee, WI)

You may not think that this is truly Italian but when my German-Polish grandmother made it my Sicilian grandfather sure loved it!!!


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb bacon
  • 2 lb ground chuck
  • 1 rotini pasta (corkscrew)
  • 1-29oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1-26oz. can condensed tomato soup
    salt and pepper

    PREPARATION

  • In a dutch oven fry bacon until crisp.
  • Remove bacon and drain on paper towels.
  • Brown and crumble ground chuck in the bacon grease.
  • Drain cooked chuck in a colander.
  • Leave bacon grease residue in dutch oven and cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Put cooked chuck, tomato sauce, and tomato soup into large mixing bowl.
  • Drain pasta thoroughly and add to meat and sauce. Add salt to taste and a generous amount of black pepper.
  • Crumble bacon on top and mix thoroughly.
  • Put into 9" x 13" baking pan. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes.
  • Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.

    {HINT}

    It's even better if made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. When taken out of refrigerator, bake covered at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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    May 05, 2010
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    Love it!
    by: PJ

    This sounds great! Going to try it for the family

    May 05, 2010
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    Yummie
    by: Anonymous

    Love this recipe! My grandmother use to make this, but used lasagna noodles and layered it.

    Apr 10, 2010
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    Sounds great!
    by: Anonymous

    I'll have to try this out....going on the list for dinner.

    Apr 08, 2010
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    The Best !!
    by: Auntie Barbara

    Super easy and WHO doesn't like bacon ???

    Apr 07, 2010
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    Baked Pasta
    by: mark

    Sounds good

    Apr 07, 2010
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    Sounds Great to Me
    by: Anonymous

    Can't wait to try it!

    Apr 06, 2010
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    loved it
    by: becky keast

    I'm no cook, but this was so easy. thanks for

    recipe.

    Apr 06, 2010
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    A favorite
    by: Anonymous

    My mother used to make this. It's the best!

    Apr 06, 2010
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    Mmmm... Bacony goodness!
    by: Anne

    I remember when Joe made this for us. It was hands-down the best baked pasta I'd ever eaten! It had such great flavor and just made me feel all warm and cozy inside. And those bits of bacon... WOW! Then when we had leftovers... Oh! How could it have gotten even better?!?! My mouth is salivating now just thinking about it...

    Apr 06, 2010
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    Great!
    by: Rudy

    This is excellent! Haven't tried the re-heating idea yet, but can't imagine it can be any better!

    Apr 06, 2010
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    MY TYPING STINKS
    by: J.BAKER

    I noticed two mistakes in my recipe. First it should be BUONO BAKED PASTA. For the noodles it should read 1 lb. rotini. Try it, you'll like it.

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