Rigatoni Superlativi

Rigatoni Superlativi Recipe

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Karen Feinen


A delicious pasta dish that doesn't take too long to prepare. Easily substitute frozen broccoli florets for fresh to make this even a little more convenient.


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4 first-course servings
10 Min
10 Min
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  • 3 c
    broccoli florets
  • 5 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 clove
    garlic, flattened
  • 1 medium
    onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz
    prosciutto, cut julienne
  • 1/4 c
    capers, drained
  • 1/4 c
    pitted green olives, coarsely chopped
  • 8 oz
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • ·
    freshly ground pepper
  • ·
    freshly grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Rigatoni Superlativi


  1. Blanch broccoli in a large pot of boiling salted water until just crisp tender. Drain. Refresh in cold water. Drain.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and saute until golden brown. Discard garlic
  3. Increase heat to medium. Add onion and prosciutto and cook until onion is transparent, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add broccoli, capers and olives and stir to heat.
  5. Meanwhile, add pasta to large pot of boiling salted water, stirring to prevent sticking. Cook until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain.
  6. Return pasta to pot. Toss with remaining 2 tablespoons of oil.
  7. Add broccoli mixture and butter to pasta and toss well. Season with pepper. Serve with Parmesan.

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About Rigatoni Superlativi

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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