pesto penne pasta

Bacon Pesto Pasta Bake

Category

pesto penne pasta

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

 14.50 oz box of Penne pasta
 1 (10 ounce) jar of basil pesto
 2 cups shredded Mozarella
 1 pint grape tomatoes
 6 slices applewood smoked bacon

1

Preheat your oven to 350°F and spray a large casserole dish with non-stick spray. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to the directions on the box (boil for about 10 min).

2

While the pasta cooks, chop the bacon into small bits and cook in a skillet over medium- high heat until crispy. Spoon cooked bacon onto paper towel to absorb the extra fat. Rinse the tomatoes and cut each in half.

3

When the pasta is finished cooking, drain it in a colander. Once it is well drained, return it to the pot removed from heat and mix in the pesto, bacon and tomatoes.

4

Transfer the pasta to a casserole dish and bake until the cheese is melted, bubbly and golden brown on top (about 20 minutes). EAT!

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Ingredients

 14.50 oz box of Penne pasta
 1 (10 ounce) jar of basil pesto
 2 cups shredded Mozarella
 1 pint grape tomatoes
 6 slices applewood smoked bacon

Directions

1

Preheat your oven to 350°F and spray a large casserole dish with non-stick spray. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to the directions on the box (boil for about 10 min).

2

While the pasta cooks, chop the bacon into small bits and cook in a skillet over medium- high heat until crispy. Spoon cooked bacon onto paper towel to absorb the extra fat. Rinse the tomatoes and cut each in half.

3

When the pasta is finished cooking, drain it in a colander. Once it is well drained, return it to the pot removed from heat and mix in the pesto, bacon and tomatoes.

4

Transfer the pasta to a casserole dish and bake until the cheese is melted, bubbly and golden brown on top (about 20 minutes). EAT!

Bacon Pesto Pasta Bake