Rigatoni with Grilled Peppers and Onions

Photo: Marcus Nilsson

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Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 514
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrate 75 g
Sugars 9 g
Fiber 6 g
Fat 13 g
Satfat 5 g
Sodium 778 mg
Cholesterol 20 mg

Ingredients

2 medium red onions, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rings
2 large red bell peppers, cut into quarters
1 tablespoon olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper
12 ounces (4 to 5 cups) rigatoni
1 bunch spinach, stems trimmed, or one 5-ounce package
1 cup (about 3 1/2 ounces) grated Parmesan
3/4 cup basil leaves, thinly sliced

Preparation

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.

In a large bowl, toss the onions, bell peppers, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Grill, turning occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into bite-size pieces.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and return the pasta to the pot. Add the grilled vegetables, spinach, the reserved pasta water, and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan to the pasta and toss to combine. Top with the basil and the remaining Parmesan before serving.

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Kate Merker,

July 2008