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Rating: 3.71 stars
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4

This hearty pasta dish can be used as the main dish or as a side dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook rigatoni according to package directions and drain.

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  • In a 10 inch skillet cook the bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is browned. Add the broccoli and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is slightly tender (about 4 to 5 minutes).

  • Stir in the cooked rigatoni, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with the fresh chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts

444 calories; protein 19.8g; carbohydrates 30.8g; fat 27.1g; cholesterol 57.8mg; sodium 609.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2003
This was very easy to fix. I think I will leave the broccoli out next time. Plus I added some home grown red peppers they really added to the flavor. I finished it off with a cold beer! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2003
This was alright. I found it to be too greasy. I might try to drain the bacon grease next time before adding the pasta. Read More
(27)
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2003
This was very easy to fix. I think I will leave the broccoli out next time. Plus I added some home grown red peppers they really added to the flavor. I finished it off with a cold beer! Read More
(39)
Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2003
This was alright. I found it to be too greasy. I might try to drain the bacon grease next time before adding the pasta. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2006
I have made this twice now. We love it. I used peppered bacon a LOT of garlic fresh grated parmesan and cajun spice seasoning instead of the cayenne pepper. Delish! There is never leftovers!! LOL Read More
(23)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2012
Used 8 ounces of peppered bacon left out the broccoli & cayenne & used pecorino instead of parmesan. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is the broccoli. There's just something so simple & clean (ours wasn't greasy at all & the peppered bacon gave it just the right amount of seasoning) about the flavor combination I feel the broccoli just takes over. We served it with garlic sauteed spinach & a simple chicken cutlet for a really nice comforting meal! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2007
This went over really well with the family. I used chili powder instead of cayenne and had to use dried parsley because I didn't have fresh on hand. I also had to use half mozzarella and half mild cheddar but no one seemed to notice or care! It was still very good and I will make it again (maybe following the directions next time). Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2010
This was a very recipe. I used turkey bacon instead of pork bacon. I used the entire package of bacon and added baby bella mushrooms. I also added a tablespoon of butter. Beside that I really enjoyed this dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2003
This was very simple to make. It's even good with cabbage instead of broccoli. Thanks for a wonderful recipe! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
This was delicious!!!!thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2003
can use other types of pasta also Read More
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