Tomato, basil and smoked bacon bake recipe

Tomato, basil and smoked bacon bake

This simple pasta bake dish is filled with delicious bacon and mozzarella cheese and it's ready in just 20 mins.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4 people


  • 1 x 400g can cream of tomato soup
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 80g half fat mozzarella cheese
  • 50ml single cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 100g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 rashers of bacon
  • 250g dry penne pasta
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, torn


Pre-heat oven to 180°C /gas mark 5, or put the grill on high heat.

Cook the pasta in boiling water for 10 minutes, drain & place into an ovenproof dish. 

Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the bacon and fry for 1 minute.

Add the onions & garlic, fry for another minute. 

Add the mushrooms and cook until soft, then add the cherry tomatoes, cook until soft. 

Add the cream of tomato soup and simmer for 2 minutes. 

Add the cream and basil leaves, stir through.

Pour the mixture over the pasta in the ovenproof dish and sprinkle with cheese and grill /or bake in oven until the cheese melts.

Serve with garlic bread and/or a green salad.