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Bacon cheeseburger pasta bake

May 17, 2015

So you might of guessed by now that I like to make pasta bake casseroles. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just find they make a great simple and quick meal that the whole family can enjoy. This bacon cheeseburger one is no exception, I mean who doesn’t enjoy a bacon cheeseburger! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It really is simple to put together and only 8 smart points per serving.



5.0 from 2 reviews
Bacon cheeseburger pasta bake
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 6
8SP blue, green & purple..8pp/serving *note-swap out for whole wheat pasta and it is 6SP purple
  • 2 cups high fiber pasta (I measure pasta uncooked)
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef (about 14oz cooked)
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 6 slices cooked low point bacon (I use Oscar Mayer center cut bacon)
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 2 Tbsp light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup light grated cheese
  • 2 Tbsp panko crumbs
  1. Cook both your pasta and ground beef, drain and add to a large bowl
  2. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish.
  3. Chop up your cooked bacon slices, add 3 slices to the beef and pasta mix, leaving other 3 slices for topping.
  4. Mix your pasta, beef, onion, ketchup, mustard and softened cream cheese together, make sure cream cheese mixes in well.
  5. Mix in ½ cup of your grated cheese, leaving the other ½ cup for topping
  6. Spread out into your casserole dish, top with your panko crumbs, remaining ½ cup cheese and 3 slices of chopped bacon.
  7. Bake in oven for 20 minutes, serves 6 at 8sp on all 3 MyWW programs or 8pp each, *note- use WW pasta and points is 6 on purple
  8. Nutrition info, per serving.. Calories 308... Fat 10.8g... Saturated fat 2.7g... Carbs 27.9g... Fiber 3g... Sugars 4.1g... Protein 27.9g





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    Reply Nancy May 18, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    This looks like a wonderful and easy dish to make. I noticed you stated that you measure your pasta uncooked. How much uncooked pasta is needed to make the two cups cooked? Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Nancy.. I measured 2 cups of uncooked pasta ..its about the same once its cooked.. don’t worry about how much it is once its cooked, just measure out 2 cups and cook it ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Reply Drizzle May 18, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      I’ve changed the wording a bit in the recipe so its not as confusing ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you enjoy

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        Reply pat forbes June 9, 2015 at 6:06 pm

        You say 6 servings, but is it 1cup a piece or what? So much easier is you know a measurement.

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          Reply Drizzle June 9, 2015 at 6:39 pm

          Hi, I wouldn’t say it’s easier, I use a 9×13 casserole dish and get 6 servings out of it, I think most can judge 6 equal servings..

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    Reply Melanie May 27, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    What does 8pp per serving mean? I’m assuming it has something to do with Weight Watchers, but how does that translate to calories/fat?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 28, 2015 at 1:45 am

      Hi.. pp stands for points plus, yes a weight watchers term.. As of yet I have not included nutritional info on my recipes, being that they are all WW recipes I have just focused on points..I know it’s something I need to do in the future but it is very time consuming and I have just been focusing on points while trying to maintain the blog and my busy life ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        Reply Jeanne April 20, 2020 at 1:08 pm

        there are apps to do nutritional counts. I have used them but never research how true they are though.

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle April 24, 2020 at 1:33 pm

          I use My Fitness Pal for all my nutritional info

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    Reply bristol plasterers June 30, 2015 at 6:56 am

    this recipe is delicious, thanks for sharing. I’m always looking for new recipes to try ๐Ÿ™‚


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      Reply Drizzle July 1, 2015 at 3:15 am

      Thanks Simon.. Glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Laura September 19, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Looks delish! Think I could half it for an 8×8? Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 19, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Hi, you could half it but in a 8×8 it is not really half.. so it might just be a little thinner than usual if that makes sense lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Reply Nasya November 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    You say lean ground beef do you know it its 93/7 or 85/15 beef ?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 12, 2015 at 4:31 am

      Hi there, I think the beef I buy is a 92/8, hope that helps..

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    Reply Rosemary Little August 4, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    OK Drizzle~ My husband and I give this recipe four hands up. Not just thumbs, the whole hand. It is so good, I portioned it and I am going to have to freeze a portion for myself or my husband may it all the left overs. Definitely a keeper. Thanks and keep ’em comin’.

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      Reply Drizzle August 5, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Ha!! I will take four hands up!! ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you both enjoy it, and it makes great leftovers.. tell hubby hands off lol..

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    Reply Christine September 15, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I am trying this tonight! So excited!
    Your great website and variety of WW recipes makes me excited to stick to the program ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also can’t wait to try the greek yogurt muffins!:)

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Hi Christine, I hope you enjoy the pasta bake, it is so yummy.. Oh and those muffins too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Allison October 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I LOVE this recipe. If I wanted to take this recipe and make it into a lettuce wrap, do you know what the points are for the recipe, minus the pasta? Thank you! LOVE your recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 27, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Hi Allison, glad your enjoying the recipe, sorry no I am not too sure, I only figured it out with the pasta

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    Reply Blair Hailey March 15, 2018 at 9:50 am

    If you subbed 0-pt turkey, any idea how that might change the points? Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 17, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      I can tell you there is 15SP in the pound of ground beef, so maybe do the math from there

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