Tonight's dinner mission is quick and simple to make. My penne with Canadian bacon is inspired by Fazoli's new dish, penne with bacon. Over the summer, I had a coupon for a BOGO combo at Fazoli's so I took the kids one afternoon after a day of back-to-school shopping. This was before our "ban on eating out" was in place. I got their new dish "Penne with bacon" and my daughter asked if she could try it. Next thing I knew she was ignoring her meal and focusing her attention on mine. She has asked me to try to make my over version of it so tonight I did.
The ingredients are simple and can probably be purchased for around $5, depending on if you have anything on hand or not. I usually have extra cheese from other meals I make so this was a good way to use up those leftovers so they don't go bad.
Here's what you'll need.
Penne with Canadian Bacon
1 16 oz box of penne pasta
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 pkg Canadian bacon
1 1/2 cups Mozzarella, shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Next begin preparing your pasta according to the package directions.
Chop up the bacon and lightly brown it in a non-stick skillet.
Spoon some spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
Spread a layer of pasta in the pan and layer with bacon. Repeat until pasta and bacon are used.
Add spaghetti sauce to pasta and stir to coat pasta.
Top with cheese and bake in oven about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve with your favorite salad and bread.