Pasta Rustica


Lindsay® Black Olives or Lindsay® Green Ripe Olives - or even a mixture of both - are tossed into this Pasta Rustica, bringing together the flavors of sweet bell pepper, mellow olive oil, and spicy pepper flakes. Finish with Parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound rotini or fusili pasta

  • 6 slices bacon

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped parsley

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 (28 ounce) can plum tomatoes, undrained, coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup Lindsay® Black Ripe Pitted Olives or Lindsay® Green Ripe Select Olives sliced, drained

  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large deep skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towel; cut or break into 1/2-inch pieces.

  2. Discard bacon drippings from skillet; add oil. Cook onions in oil over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper, parsley, garlic and pepper flakes; cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and reserved bacon; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in olives and oregano; simmer 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if desired.

  3. Drain pasta; toss with sauce and cheese. Transfer to serving plates and serve with additional cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

593 Calories
28g Fat
69g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 593
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 770mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 45mg 223%
Calcium 152mg 12%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 601mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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