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Comfort Food Made Quick – Bacon Cheese Beef Pasta #CampbellsSauces #Client

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With the holiday season here and my calendar packed to the brim, sometimes it really is tempting to dial in dinner, especially when I often find myself coming home later than planned.  I keep a few ready made helpers in the pantry for those nights when I don’t want the Junior SousPug to think that the takeout guy is slowly becoming a part of the family.  One of my new favorite discoveries are these ready-made sauces from Campbell’s®.  I love that with a few fresh ingredients, I can have a delicious and easy dinner on the table in no time.

Campbell's Skillet Sauces | Cooking In Stilettos

I think so many people have had a cheeseburger-esque macaroni dish growing up.  When I saw this Campbell’s Skillet Sauce for Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta, I immediately remembered that childhood favorite and, after a very stressful week from Hades, I wanted a bit of cheesy comfort. However, to add my own stiletto spin on it, I figured I’d improvise a bit.  I used my favorite cavatappi pasta, some sautéed shallot, a pinch of red pepper flakes and a bit more cheese and this Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta was a dinnertime hit!  Between the smokiness from the bacon, the creaminess from the cheese and a bit of heat from the red pepper flakes, the flavors were on point.  Added bonus – you can use either beef or turkey – Campbell’s gives you room to improvise.

So – when you have a day that needs a bit of quick comfort, why not give these Skillet Sauces a spin.


On to the recipe:


Gather your ingredients

Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta - Ingredients | Cooking In Stilettos

OK – this looks quick and simple – A few ingredients and dinner is on the table in about 20 minutes

Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta - Campbell's Skillet Sauces | Cooking In Stilettos

Don’t underestimate the flavor power of this little shallot

Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta - Power of a Shallot | Cooking In Stilettos

Let’s brown the beef and get a bit of caramelization on shall we?

Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta - Browning the Beef | Cooking In Stilettos

Adding the cheesy bacon sauce

Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta - Cheesy Bacon Sauce | Cooking In Stilettos

Along with a bit more cheddar

Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta - Adding A Touch More Cheese | Cooking In Stilettos

Now – resist the urge to curl up on the couch with this whole bowl

Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta | Cooking In Stilettos

Shall I make you a plate?

Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta | Cooking In Stilettos

Quick Cheesy Bacon Comfort

Bacon Cheddar Beef Pasta | Cooking In Stilettos

Yields 4

Bacon Cheese Beef Pasta

This easy to whip up dinner takes about 20 minutes and with a few fresh ingredients, your family will adore this quick comforting meal.

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 3/4 cup of dried cavatappi pasta
  • 1 pound of lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 package of Campbell's Bacon Cheddar Beef Skillet Sauce
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt (check for seasoning - you can always add more)
  • 1 green onion, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced.


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil for the pasta. Salt the water, add the pasta and boil for about 7 minutes or so until al dente. Drain, reserving about a cup or so of the pasta water, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or braiser, brown the ground beef. Remove the browned ground beef to a paper lined plate and drain the fat, reserving a teaspoon or so to sauté the shallot.
  3. Add the minced shallot to the pan and saute for a few minutes until translucent. Deglaze with a small amount of pasta water, making sure to scrape up any fond left behind from the ground beef.
  4. Return the ground beef to the pan, add the red pepper flakes, and drained pasta and stir to combine.
  5. Add the Campbell's Bacon Cheddar Beef Skillet Sauce to the pasta and stir so that the cheesy bacon sauce coats all of the pasta and meat. If it's a bit thick, thin it out with some of the reserved pasta water.
  6. Add the shredded cheddar cheese, pepper and salt and stir to combine. Check for seasoning and adjust if needed.
  7. Bring to a bubble and, when everything is melty, remove from the heat and serve with a bit of the thinly sliced green onion on top.
  8. Enjoy!



1102 cal


42 g


70 g


115 g
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