Karry Hosford
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups pasta mixture, 1 tablespoon cheese, and 1 tablespoon basil)

You can get a head start by roasting the peppers a couple of days ahead of time.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, and discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 8 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel and chop.

Step 3

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan. Add garlic to pan, and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add the bell peppers, bacon, tomato, olives, salt, and black pepper; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Combine bell pepper mixture and pasta in a large bowl; sprinkle with cheese and basil.

Ratings & Reviews

LouisePearl's Review

March 14, 2012
This is a good solid and healthy recipe, quick and easy, and one that we often have the ingredients for when I need a quick dinner. I added spinach, and that helped. Next time I'll chop the olives into small chunks -- I was lazy and the large chunks were a distracting flavor.

IODizzee's Review

June 06, 2009

BSipes's Review

March 15, 2009
Taste very good, easy, to the table in 30 minutes. My family approved.