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Dinner
Jul
16
2019

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Pasta Bake

Sharing my favorite way to eat grilled cheese and tomato soup today! Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Pasta Bake is a simple weeknight dinner idea the whole family is going to love!

Grilled Cheese and Tomato SoupGrilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

There’s nothing I love more than a new simple to prepare weeknight dinner recipe!  This pasta bake recipe brings two of my favorite combinations together into a fantastic weeknight dinner idea!

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Pasta Bake Recipe

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

To start, cook your pasta according to package directions.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Melt butter in a large skillet.

Easy Pasta Bake

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Add your cooked drained pasta.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

A little salt and pepper. A little garlic salt and bacon pieces stirred into the pasta.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Grilled

You’ll need 2 cups of the Creamy Tomato Soup.  A little cumin, paprika and some diced tomatoes with peppers. Transfer soup to a large skillet and top with fresh cilantro leaves. Pour pasta right on top.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Top with cheese please!

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Time to bake!

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Oodles of melted cheese. I just died.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Wait until you get your hands on this dish. You are going to love it! Enjoy 🙂

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Tips How To Cook Perfect Pasta

  1. Use a large pot. Pick a roomy pot that gives the pasta plenty of space to move.
  2. Load up the pot with lots of water. You want five or six quarts for a standard package of pasta.
  3. Salt the water. Then salt, salt, and salt again! Don’t just give a single tap of the shaker—you want to use at least a tablespoon.
  4. Bring the water to a full, rolling boil
  5. Keep stirring. The benefit: Occasionally stirring the pot will keep your pasta from clumping.
  6. Test the pasta two minutes before it’s “ready” No matter your preference, it’s better to err on the side of al dente, as overcooked pasta will break down and become mush.
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Pasta Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
 
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy pasta bake, easy pasta bake, grilled cheese and tomato soup, pasta bake, pasta bake dishes, pasta bake recipe, pasta bake recipes, tomato soup and grilled cheese
Servings: 8
Calories: 256 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound dry/uncooked penne pasta I used mini
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup cooked crumbled bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Cups prepared Tomato Soup Trader Joe's has a great one
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes with peppers
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Place butter into a large skillet over medium heat to melt. When melted add pasta, bacon pieces, garlic salt and pepper. Stir to combine them remove from heat.
  2. Place Imagine Creamy Tomato Soup into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in cumin and paprika to combine. Pour soup into bottom of a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves then top with pasta. Top with cheese and bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Pasta Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 397mg17%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 610IU12%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    I’m a man who loves bacon + Cheese + Mexican. This is a homrun in my book! My wife says her love language is bacon. The family is going to love this winner! And now we are starting to buy almost everything organic I’ll have to check out the Imagine product line. We are getting freaked out by not eating organic foods these days.

  2. 2
    dawn says:

    This is a nice twist.. I really am intrigued by trying this recipe.. will let you know how my family reacts…

  3. 3
  4. 4

    All that cheese!! Yum! Love the addition of bacon, yess!!

  5. 5
    Matea says:

    Cheesy pastas are the best!

  6. 6

    Wow!!! That cheesy stuff, its so mouthwatering!!!

  7. 7
    Jeanine says:

    Oh goodness – that looks irresistible! Pass a fork!

  8. 8
    Suby says:

    Love that creamy & cheesy pasta with BACON, yummmm 🙂

  9. 9

    This is so creative! I love the idea of layering tomato soup, pasta, & cheese in a casserole dish.

  10. 10
    marla says:

    Totally into this pasta!! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  11. 11
    Maria says:

    I love tomato and basil! This pasta dish looks delish! YUM.

  12. 12
    Gaby says:

    This looks so cheesy and spicy and delicious!!!

  13. 13
    Don says:

    What oven temperature does it bake at?

  14. 14
    Chels R. says:

    This looks so yummy! I’m gonna need to make this!

  15. 15
    Rita says:

    Your recipes seem to be so high fat. Do you ever post low fat / calorie conscious recipes?

  16. 16
    Lily Lau says:

    My mouth is watering so much… I hope I have a similar result when I try it!

  17. 17

    This looks so ridiculously good! I’ve had imagine soups before (I love the corn one!) but I never thought to turn them into a sauce like this. Super creative idea!

  18. 18

    Oh my word, this looks so delicious!!

  19. 19
    Michelle says:

    This turned out really really good! I didn’t have diced tomatoes and chilis, so I just left that out. My 10yr is a picky eater that is just starting to venture out in food. She loved this!!!!!! It was creamy, hint of spice and lots of bacony goodness!
    She’s been perusing the older recipes here to find another one she wants to try.

  20. 20
    Cindy says:

    The recipe does not state when to add the diced tomatoes and peppers, although your picture tutorial does. There is also no oven temperature given anywhere. I am guessing it’s 350. Looking forward to making this for dinner tonight.

  21. 21
    Michelle says:

    So- as this is now in a regular rotation in our house, I thought I’d share a few variations:
    ground sausage browned/crumbled in place of the bacon. I used sweet/mild kind.

  22. 22
    Michelle says:

    So- as this is now in a regular rotation in our house, I thought I’d share a few variations:
    ground sausage browned/crumbled in place of the bacon. I used sweet/mild kind.I
    bratwurst sausage(fresh kind I used Johnsonville original)- I had a ton of leftovers from a cook out. I diced the cooked brats up and put in this recipe. very good. I’ve also made it from raw brats- remove the casing, and brown/crumble the sausage.
    smoked sausage- slice, dice and toss it in.
    ham- slice and dice and toss it in.
    cooked chicken- slice and diced or shredded
    The only thing i haven’t used is browned hamburger. That’s next.

  23. 23
    Trena says:

    Please check your recipe and realize you’ve forgotten important info, like how hot the oven needs to be…..

  24. 24

    It looks so yum! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Actually I have never cooked penne pasta


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