This recipe calls for a fair amount of black pepper, giving it a nice kick. Feel free to omit the pepper from the recipe, and add it at the table if you'd like a milder dish.

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Credit: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

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30 mins
30 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.

  • Fry bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes; transfer to paper towels and set aside. Drain all but 1 tbsp. fat from pan, add garlic and onion, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add endives, cooking until softened and translucent, about 8 minutes.

  • Add hot pasta to endive mixture along with bacon, oil, cheese, chile flakes, parsley, salt, and pepper, tossing well to combine.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

511 calories; calories from fat 53%; protein 18g; fat 31g; saturated fat 9g; carbohydrates 40g; fiber 5.5g; sodium 1137mg; cholesterol 44mg.