Penne With Bacon and Black Olives

Penne with Bacon and Black Olives
Photo: Tina Rupp
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 serves


  • 12 ounces penne pasta

  • 8 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 26-ounce jar marinara sauce

  • 1 cup pitted black olives

  • kosher salt and black pepper


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon, stirring, until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and discard the drippings.

  4. Return skillet to medium heat. Add the rosemary and crushed red pepper and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.

  5. Add the marinara and olives and bring to a simmer. Add the pasta and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

548 Calories
19g Fat
76g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 548
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 1279mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 18g
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 4mg 22%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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