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Rigatoni with Cheese, Bacon & Peppers

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Mix together red and yellow peppers with bacon, cheese, olives and pasta and you have a colorful and delicious meal that's sure to be a favorite.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
10 min
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Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
25 min
Recipe Servings


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


Cook rigatoni according to package directions. Drain.

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.

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.


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