This pasta dish—full of fresh vegetables, ground beef, cheese and bacon—isn't just better for you. It's made in one pot, so cleanup's a breeze!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
8 slices OSCAR MAYER Center Cut Bacon
1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
3 cups fresh mushrooms, quartered
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 jar (24 oz.) OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce
1-1/2 cups water
3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
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Let's Make It
Cook bacon in large deep skillet until crisp; remove from skillet. Drain on paper towels. Discard drippings from skillet. Add ground beef, mushrooms, onions and garlic to skillet; cook until meat is browned, stirring occasionally.
Crumble bacon. Add half the bacon to meat mixture in skillet with the tomatoes, pasta sauce and water; mix well. Cover; bring to boil.
Stir in pasta; simmer, covered, on medium-low heat 20 min. or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Top with cheese and remaining bacon. Let stand, covered, 5 min. or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley.
Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
Prepare using ground turkey or chicken, and/or substituting fresh basil for the parsley.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 49g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.