Meal Kit

Bacon and Radicchio Penne

With Shallots, Arugula, and Parmesan Cheese

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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This pasta, which is a cinch to make, proves that sometimes simple is better. We combine smoky bacon and crisp radicchio with al dente penne in a light sauce. The dish is similar to meals typically served in Florentine trattorias and for good reason - the bacon paired with the nutty Parmesan cheese makes the pasta rich and flavorful.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    8 oz. Penne Pasta
  • 2 oz. Baby Arugula
  • Info
    2 oz. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Shallot
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 4 Basil Sprigs
  • 1 Radicchio
  • 2 Bacon Strips

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Pot

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with foil or use a nonstick baking sheet. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Thinly slice basil. Coarsely chop garlic. Slice shallot into thin strips. Cut radicchio heat into 1/2" pieces.

  2. 2

    Cook the Bacon

    Place the bacon strips on the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until bacon is crispy and browned. Remove bacon from baking sheet and place bacon on a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 1 Tbsp. of bacon drippings from the pan for the pasta. Once bacon has cooled, chop into 1/4" pieces and reserve.

  3. 3

    Cook the Penne

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Put a colander in the sink. Add penne pasta to the boiling water and stir gently for a minute to break up the pasta. Return to a boil. (For authentic "al dente" pasta, boil uncovered, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. For more tender pasta, boil for 1 additional minute.) Remove from heat, drain, and cool with cold running water to stop the cooking process.

  4. 4

    Assemble the Pasta

    Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 Tbsp. bacon drippings, onion, and garlic in a medium pot over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Add chopped bacon, pasta, radicchio, and baby arugula and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until radicchio and arugula are wilted. Add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste.

  5. 5

    Plate the Dish

    In a shallow bowl or dish, compose a mound of pasta. Garnish with basil, Parmesan cheese, and a crack of fresh black pepper. If pasta is a little dry, drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil before serving.

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