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


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