This Bacon Feta Penne Pasta is decadent and delicious! Penne pasta tossed in a cheesy, creamy sauce with feta and bacon. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ragu®. The opinions and text are all mine.
I could eat pasta every night of the week. Unfortunately, my husband- and my waistline- don’t agree with me on that. When I do make pasta I want it to be the best thing I’ve ever eaten, every time; so I’m always experimenting with different ingredients, noodles, and sauces to keep things interesting… and delicious!
I think I’ve decided there’s always room for bacon in a pasta dish though, especially if there’s no other meat. This Bacon Feta Penne Pasta would be delicious with rotisserie chicken, or even spicy Italian sausage, but I love the subtle flavor and crunch that the bacon and breadcrumbs provide. The added feta brings an extra tang to the sauce.
I decided to use the Creamy Mozzarella Ragu® Sauce for this dish. Alfredo sauce would have been another winning choice, but I feel like we have that regularly at our house. Ragu® is an authentic Italian sauce with a rich taste and aroma, made the traditional way following a secret family recipe of slow-simmering vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic, and fragrant herbs. I trust Ragu® for my family because it contains no artificial flavors or colors and no high fructose corn syrup. Their Cheese Creations line of sauces are perfect over chicken or veggies!
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- 1 lb Penne pasta
- 1 jar of Ragu® Creamy Mozzarella
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- 8 oz Feta cheese, crumbled
- 8 slices bacon, cooked and diced
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Cook pasta as directed on package.
- While the pasta is cooking, cook the bacon as desired. (I like to bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Mix 4oz Feta with the Ragu® Creamy Mozzarella sauce and simmer over low heat to warm.
- Once the pasta is fully cooked, combine the noodles and sauce.
- Transfer pasta to a 9x13 baking dish.
- Top with remaining feta, breadcrumbs, and diced bacon.
- Place under the broiler on HI for 2-4 minutes, just until the feta is golden brown. Watch carefully so it does not burn.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ragu. The opinions and text are all mine.