You are here: Home > Pasta recipes

Cheesy Tomato & Bacon Macaroni

Published Friday, 25 May, 2012 by Molly

Makes tons, super filling, delish!



  • - four rashers short cut bacon, chopped
  • - 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
  • - 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • - 1 tsp dried oregano
  • - 1 tbs olive oil
  • - 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • - 1 tin condensed tomato soup
  • - 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • - 2 cups tasty cheese, grated
  • - 1 packet macaroni pasta (approx. 500gm)
  • - grated parmesan, to serve


1. Cook macaroni according to packet directions. Drain and run under cold water. Set aside.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Fry onion and bacon until onion is softened. Add garlic, stirring for 1 minute or until aromatic.

3. Add oregano, tomatoes, soup, paste and macaroni to pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir vigorously until combined. Stir in cheese until melted through. Check for seasoning.

4. Reduce heat to low, pop a lid on and simmer for about fifteen minutes.

5. Serve, piled high in bowls with lots of parmesan.


  • 7 years ago

    This serves four with leftovers! Or six, really if you serve with a nice green salad. To the person who asked about the garlic: i really love garlic so i always add lots, but if you aren't so illustrious with it i'd suggest halfing the amount.

  • Katy 7 years ago

    How many people does this serve?

  • J_from_uk 7 years ago

    I made this but i didn't use all those ingredients for example the condensed tomato soup, paste and oregano. I used mixed herbs and chopped tomatoes, white onion, 2 gloves, salt n pepper. I also added my pasta to the tomato once the pasta was cooked and added cheese 1 minute before finishing to stop burning.

    it tasted great, but i would only use one clove of garlic as it was particularly strong. Overall quick, easy and flavored meal.

  • Ashley 7 years ago

    Do you really need the garlic cloves

  • Joseph 7 years ago

    Has anyone tried this???