Bacon and Radicchio Penne

With Shallots, Arugula, and Parmesan Cheese

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

A note about serious food allergies

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)

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

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients

    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 ½" pieces.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Bacon

    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 ¼" pieces and reserve.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Penne

    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.

  • Step 4 - Assemble the Pasta

    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.

  • Step 5 - Plate the Dish

    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.