Contestants Addie Gundy and Matthew Grunwald's dish, Creamy Rigatoni with Roasted Pepper and Grilled Chicken, for the Mentor Challenge Shopping and Cooking on a Budget / Instagram, as seen on Food Network Star, Season 13.
Recipe courtesy of Addie Gundry and Matthew Grunwald

Creamy Rigatoni with Roasted Pepper and Grilled Chicken

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a rapid boil. Add the rigatoni and boil for 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat. Dry roast the peppers for 7 minutes, until charred. Remove the peppers from the pan and chop into large dice.
  3. In the same skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Add the olive oil and then the onions and diced peppers; cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cream and simmer until reduced by half. Add the chicken, Parmesan, 1 1/2 tablespoons salt and 2 teaspoons black pepper; cook until the chicken is heated through. Stir the rigatoni into the sauce. Serve hot.