Pork, Broccoli, and Bacon Pasta

Yield: 12 servings


  • 16 oz. rotini, cooked al dente according to package instructions
  • 3/4 lb. bacon, cut into bits
  • 24 oz. ground pork
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 9 oz. broccoli in bit-sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 lb. shredded mozzarella, divided


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.  Set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon bits in a large skillet until halfway done.  Add the ground pork and continue cooking until fully cooked.  Strain off and discard the excess fat.
  3. Add the onion, broccoli, bell pepper, and rosemary to the meat.  Cook until the vegetables are just tender.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pasta, meat & vegetables, tomatoes, salt, pepper, eggs, and half of the shredded mozzarella.  Transfer to a large dutch oven.
  5. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.  Cover and bake at 360°F for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve hot right out of the oven.
Adapted from Nordic Food & Living.