So you might of guessed by now that I like to make pasta bake casseroles. 🙂 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! 😉 It really is simple to put together and only 8 smart points per serving.

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Bacon cheeseburger pasta bake

Drizzle
6-8PP, 8SP blue, green & purple /serving *note-swap out for whole wheat pasta and it is 6SP purple
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main meals
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups high fiber pasta I measure pasta uncooked
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef about 14oz cooked
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 6 slices cooked low point bacon I use Oscar Mayer center cut bacon
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 2 Tbsp light cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup light grated cheese
  • 2 Tbsp panko crumbs

Instructions
 

  • Cook both your pasta and ground beef, drain and add to a large bowl
  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish.
  • Chop up your cooked bacon slices, add 3 slices to the beef and pasta mix, leaving other 3 slices for topping.
  • Mix your pasta, beef, onion, ketchup, mustard and softened cream cheese together, make sure cream cheese mixes in well.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup of your grated cheese, leaving the other 1/2 cup for topping
  • Spread out into your casserole dish, top with your panko crumbs, remaining 1/2 cup cheese and 3 slices of chopped bacon.
  • Bake in oven for 20 minutes, serves 6 at 6-8 personal points, 8sp on all 3 MyWW programs or 8 points plus each, *note- use WW pasta and points is 6 on purple
  • 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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23 Comments

  1. 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. 🙂

    • Drizzle Reply

      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 🙂

    • Drizzle Reply

      I’ve changed the wording a bit in the recipe so its not as confusing 😉 Hope you enjoy

      • pat forbes Reply

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

        • Drizzle Reply

          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..

  2. 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

      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 😉

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

    • Drizzle Reply

      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 😉

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  3. Rosemary Little Reply

    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’.

    • Drizzle Reply

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  5. 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 🙂

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  6. Blair Hailey Reply

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

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