Garnish with toasted garlicky bread crumbs, freshly grated parmesan, additional bacon crumbles, finely chopped chives and/or scallions. Serve with a salad as a main course or perfect for a decadent Thanksgiving side! (You can even prep the night before and refrigerate until the next day. Allow casserole to sit for at least 1 hour before placing in hot oven and allow for additional cooking time.)
*Pasta used is Melissa brand, imported from Greece and often used for Greek Lasagna (Pasticio). Substitute elbows, penne or your favorite sauce-soaking noodle.