Makes: 6 servings
Created by The MDM Team, Sunday, December 16, 2007
One bite of this rigatoni medley and you'll be bacon for more. The combination of bacon, broccoli and mozzarella blend together in this palate-pleasing pasta dish.
8 oz. (3 cups) uncooked dried rigatoni
8 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh garlic
2 cups (8 oz.) mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Cook rigatoni according to package directions. Drain; set aside. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp (6 to 8 minutes). Reduce heat to medium. Add broccoli and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is crisply tender (4 to 5 minutes). Add cooked rigatoni, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese and ground red pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted (3 to 5 minutes). Sprinkle with parsley.