Crispy bacon, chilli and tomato rigatoni

Crispy bacon, chilli and tomato rigatoni
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Ready in 20 minutes

There’s lots of flavour packed into the budget pasta recipe; with bacon, olives, capers and chilli. It’s a quick, simple, hearty dish that’s a great midweek meal for family or friends.


  • 400g rigatoni
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp capers, rinsed
  • 10 pitted black olives, halved
  • 350g tub tomato pasta sauce
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche


  1. Cook the rigatoni according to the pack instructions, then drain and reserve some water.
  2. Fry the rashers in a large frying pan for 5 minutes. Add the chilli and cook for 1 minute. Add the capers, olives, and tub of pasta sauce and warm through.
  3. Stir in the crème fraîche, the pasta and reserved water. Season and serve.


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