Radicchio pasta with bacon in cream sauce

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Now I’m sure the first thing you thought was, “Pasta and radicchio? Does that even go together?” And I’m telling you, yes! The slight bitterness of the radicchio complements the fried bacon perfectly. Topped off with a creamy sauce made from cream and strained tomatoes. But just convince yourself 😉

4.55 from 170 ratings
A creamy pasta dish with a special flavor!
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 200kcal
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 200kcal
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients list


  • Peel and finely chop the onion. Cut the bacon into small cubes. Remove the outer leaves and the hard part of the stem from the radicchio. Then cut in half lengthwise and cut into thin strips.
  • Sweat the chopped onion in a pan with a dash of olive oil over low heat for a few minutes.
  • Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil and cook the tagliatelle al dente.
  • Add the bacon cubes to the pan and cook for about 4 minutes. Deglaze with the liquid cream and the strained tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste, mix everything thoroughly. Bring to the boil briefly and then simmer over a gentle heat.
  • Drain the finished pasta and then add it directly to the sauce in the pan. Add the radicchio stripes, mix everything together thoroughly and let it simmer for a few seconds.
  • Finally, arrange on deep plates and serve hot.
    Buon appetito!
pasta mit radicchio und speck


If you like, you can spice up this dish with chopped walnuts. Simply sprinkle a handful over the finished pasta before serving.
Calories: 200kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 22.8g (8%)Protein: 6.3g (13%)Fat: 8.9g (14%)

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