Quick Penne Rapini

Quick Penne Rapini
Servings: 6 Prep 5 mins Cook 11 mins to 30 mins Microwave 30 seconds


  • 5 slices precooked bacon
  • 1 pound rapini (broccoli rabe), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced, pitted black olives
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 pound sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Make It

1. Microwave bacon on paper towellined microwave-safe plate for 30 seconds. Crumble.

2. Blanch rapini in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon; scoop out 1/4 cup water. Return remaining water to boiling; add pasta. Cook 10 minutes, as per package instructions. Drain.

3. While pasta cooks, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, olives, red pepper and mushrooms to pan. Cook 3 minutes, until garlic is softened. Add reserved water and rapini. Cook 2 minutes. Toss with pasta, bacon and Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 410, Fat, total (g): 12, chol. (mg): 6, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 62, fiber (g): 7, pro. (g): 15, sodium (mg): 196, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.