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Rigatoni with Radicchio

Rigatoni with Radicchio

Who doesn’t love a good pasta recipe?! Pasta is a great option for any occasion and we find ourselves making a lot of it lately! We wanted to make something that spiced up our traditional pasta with Radicchio yet used things that we might already have around the kitchen. We found this rigatoni with radicchio recipe in the cookbook Cook Beautiful and we fell in love with it! Not only is it so simple to make but is the perfect light dish and full of so much flavor. Make it for a light lunch or dinner!

We had our sous-chef JJ help us in the kitchen!
All you need is pasta, radicchio, parsley, lemon, bread crumbs, bacon and cheese!
Parsley and lemon add so much flavor to a pasta!


Rigatoni with Radicchio



  • Rigatoni Pasta
  • 1 head of Radicchio
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • pancetta or bacon
  • 1/2 cup grated pecorino cheese
  • 3 cloves of garlic cloves
  • 5 tablespoon of olive oil


  1. Boil the rigatoni pasta in water with salt
  2. Fry the pancetta or bacon until cooked; chop into small peices
  3. Slice radicchio finely; chop parsley finely
  4. Heat the olive oil in a pan and saute garlic. After saute the radicchio in the olive oil until barely wilted
  5. Once the pasta has boiled for 30 minutes, strain and add to a bowl; save some of the starchy water to add to the pasta after
  6. While still warm in a bowl, add radicchio and olive oil and cheese. Add 1/4 cup of starchy water used to cook the pasta noodles and mix. Add lemon juice and lemon zest and half of the amount of bacon, parsley and breadcrumbs and mix.
  7. Top the rest of the bacon, parsley and breadcrumbs on the pasta and serve!