You can get a head start by roasting the peppers a couple of days ahead of time.Bell peppers are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. They also provide fiber to aid in digestion.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler.

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  • Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, and discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 8 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel and chop.

  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan. Add garlic to pan, and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add the bell peppers, bacon, tomato, olives, salt, and black pepper; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Combine bell pepper mixture and pasta in a large bowl; sprinkle with cheese and basil.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; calories from fat 20%; fat 6.4g; saturated fat 2.5g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 46.4g; fiber 4.8g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 2.8mg; sodium 568mg; calcium 121mg.