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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Is the Perfect Comfort Food

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If anything can make people run to a table, it’s bacon cheeseburger pasta. Kids will love it. College students will love it. Adults will love it, too, because when a bacon cheeseburger and a bowl of macaroni and cheese fall in love and have a baby, you wind up with one of the most decadent, delicious comfort foods imaginable. And in this recipe, the whole wonderful concoction takes less than half an hour to cook.

To make, brown a pound of ground beef in olive oil with onions and garlic until it’s fully cooked through. While that’s cooking, combine cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and beef broth in a bowl and whisk it together. This recipe already promises to be intensely flavorful.

Pour the mixture over the beef and stir in cooked pasta. Cooking the pasta in advance means it will not take very long to cook, but the pasta will still absorb the flavors of that rich sauce. The author likes to use elbow noodles, which gives the whole dish a classic “mac and cheese” look when it’s finished, but any pasta shape will do. A corkscrew fusilli would be great for catching bits of beef and cheese inside its coils.

Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes to thicken. Then you’ll finish up by adding shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese. The combination sounds great, with cheddar’s sharp flavor and mozzarella’s creamy flavor and the very satisfying way it stretches when melted. Top the whole thing with chopped bacon, and the dish becomes a bacon cheeseburger in a bowl.

Get the recipe: Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta from My Incredible Recipes

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