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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.

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10 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time


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® Provolone Cheese, cut into quarters

1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook rigatoni according to package directions. Drain.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

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

Nutrition (1 serving)

360 Calories
17 Fat (g)
40 Cholesterol (mg)
700 Sodium (mg)
32 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
20 Protein (g)
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