Pasta Rustica

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!"


50 m servings 593 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 593 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 27.6 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 68.6g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 770 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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  1. 27 Ratings


No need to carefully measure ingredients here, just add to your taste bud's content--that's the beauty and fun of true cooking! I prepared this pretty much as directed using a good brand of cann...

This was EXCELLENT! This had so many great flavors going on and everything went well together. Wonderful blend of textures too. I used the bacon grease and a splash of olive oil to sautee the on...

this dish was so good and so easy to prepare. i didn't bother with cleaning the skillet after frying the bacon...i just used the bacon grease and threw the rest of the ingredients in the same s...

This is a keeper! It takes very little prep work other than roughly chopping veggies, contains staples I usually have on hand anyway, and the smell of the bacon and tomatoes cooking is heavenly...

This dish was alright. I thought it would be better as it had capers and olives, two of my favorites. However, it seemed to be missing something.

Easy to make and delicious. I cut the olive oil to 1/4 cup, and used 1 lb turkey sausage instead of bacon. I've made with both black & green olives vs black olives & capers. Both are great! ...

This was good, follow the ingredients but didn't measure. Next time I will leave out the bacon as it got a bit soggy and I didn't like the texture, however, liked the flavor.

FABULOUS! I skipped the bacon and added 1.5 lb of cooked Italian sausage. I cut the oil back to 1/4 c and added 1/4 c. butter. I used seasoned diced tomatoes and 1/4 each of green and black oliv...

Delish! I forgot to add the bell pepper, and I topped with a italian cheese blend. I think I may add just a bit more bacon next time.