Country Pasta with Mozzarella Recipe -
Country Pasta with Mozzarella Recipe
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Country Pasta with Mozzarella

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

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Cook rigatoni according to package directions and drain.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 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.

Jul 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

Feb 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!

Mar 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).

Jun 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.

Nov 01, 2003

This was delicious!!!!thanks

Apr 23, 2003

This was very simple to make. It's even good with cabbage instead of broccoli. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 444 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 27.1 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 609 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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