Apr 12 2011
1/2 package rigatoni $0.50
2 tablespoons vegetable oil $0.14
1 green bell pepper, diced $0.45
1 package sliced mushrooms $1.99
1 red onion, diced $0.65
1/2 cup green olives, sliced $0.99
4 slices bacon, chopped $0.96
1 can pizza sauce $0.99
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese $1.50
Total Cost $8.17
1.) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. When the water is at a rolling boil, add rigatoni and cook until it’s just under al dente. Drain.
2.) While water is boiling, brown bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a bit of water to the pan so bacon ends up nice and crisp, and browns evenly. When bacon is finished cooking drain on paper towel and set aside.
3.) Meanwhile, place vegetable oil in a separate large skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot add mushrooms and red onion. Cook, stirring regularly for about 5 minutes. Then add green pepper and green olive and continue cooking until pepper is soft, about another 3 – 5 minutes. Add pizza sauce and lower heat to medium-low, stirring regularly.
4.) When pasta is finished cooking and drained, add rigatoni to pan with sauce mixture along with bacon. Toss to coat pasta thoroughly and cook until heated through and cooked to al dente. Top with Parmesan cheese.
5.) Serve and enjoy!