Rigatoni With Cheese, Bacon & Peppers

Rigatoni With Cheese, Bacon & Peppers

Mix red and yellow bell peppers with pasta, bacon, olives and cheese, and the result is a delicious, colorful meal.

10 min. prep time
6 servings
151 Rating


8 ounces (3 cups) uncooked dried rigatoni
8 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 cup small pitted ripe olives
10 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli Provolone Cheese, cut into quarters
1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


Cook rigatoni according to package directions. Drain.

Meanwhile, cook bacon in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp (6 to 8 minutes). Remove bacon from pan; set aside.

Drain pan drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons.  Add red pepper, yellow pepper and garlic to reserved pan drippings. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until peppers are crisply tender (4 to 5 minutes). Add cooked rigatoni, bacon and all remaining ingredients except parsley. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted (3 to 5 minutes). Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 360

Fat: 17g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 700mg

Carbohydrates: 32g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 20g

Recipe #7150©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Has become a favorite for my family, parents, siblings and in-laws. Easy and very satisfying!

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