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Baked Pasta and Cheese Supreme


Baked Pasta and Cheese Supreme

Baked Pasta and Cheese Supreme

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked fusilli pasta
8 ounces uncooked bacon, diced
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano, divided
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Cheddar or Colby cheese
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs (from 1 slice of white bread)
1 tablespoon melted butter

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large ovenproof skillet over medium heat until crisp; drain.
  2. Add onion, garlic and 1 teaspoon oregano to skillet; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in tomato sauce and hot pepper sauce, if desired. Add cooked pasta and cheese to skillet; stir to coat.
  3. Combine bread crumbs, remaining 1 teaspoon oregano and melted butter in small bowl; sprinkle over pasta mixture. Bake about 5 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

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