Reginette with Radicchio and Hazelnut Cream Sauce | © 2011 | | © 2011 |

A really simple pasta dish with crunchy bitter radicchio, that’s balanced by the rich, earthy taste of roasted hazelnuts and luscious, fresh cream. Some chopped roasted nuts would be a nice addition sprinkled on top. Serve with some garlic bread for a complete meal.

Reginette with Radicchio and Hazelnut Cream Sauce

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  • 100 g Reginette
  • 1 Radicchio, rinsed and sliced
  • 40 g Ground hazelnuts, toasted
  • 30 g Butter
  • 120 ml Low-fat cream
  • 1 tsp Brandy
  • Salt and freshly mulled black pepper
  1. Cook the reginette in in a large saucepan of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente, about 9 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, toast the ground hazelnut in a small skillet over medium-high heat for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly. Lower heat, then add the butter, stir until melted, then add the cream and brandy. Stir to combine, and cook until thickened, 5 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  3. To serve, pile some radicchio into the bottom of a rimmed soup bowl, then top with reginette. Spoon the sauce over the top. Serve immediately. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Finla 18/11/11 18:54

That looks so so good, wish i had this for my dinner.

delphcotecuisine 18/11/11 19:02

it looks so delicious

Belinda @zomppa 18/11/11 19:22

That's one pretty dish - not a combination I normally think of!

Geni 18/11/11 19:40

Angie, this honestly looks like the best pasta dish I have ever seen. I adore hazelnuts and radicchio and that pasta looks scrumptious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 18/11/11 19:48

That looks and sounds absolutely fantastic! A refined dish.



Barbara Bakes 18/11/11 20:02

I've never heard of Reginette before. What a delicious meal!

Vanessa Coppa 18/11/11 21:38

Looks delicious! Red radicchio is one of my favorite lettuces.

Claudia 18/11/11 22:51

This will stay on my radar until I make it - a perfect meatless meal - with color, crunch, bitter and sweet! Who could ask for more?

Baker Street 18/11/11 22:53

Oh my! I love that hazelnut sauce! totally bookmarking it for the weekend!

Robyn 18/11/11 23:35

Looks great Angie! The addition of brandy sounds intriguing, I'll have to make that version soon!

StephenC 18/11/11 23:53

I had to go look up reginette. Learning something everyday I am! Peter and I agree that this sounds wonderful. We are huge fans of radicchio and treviso.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 19/11/11 00:06

I had to look up reginette too. I'm happy to say that our store carries it and I've even used it, not knowing what it was called. Wonderful recipe with the hazelnuts and radicchio!

claudia @Whats Cookin 19/11/11 01:14

A really pretty dish to serve now.. lovely~

Tanantha P. 19/11/11 02:23

Hazelnut cream sauce sounds really great! I need to try to use different kind of nuts!

Heather @ 19/11/11 02:26

Oh, it's so pretty...I love the contrast in colors and textures in this dish, as well. And the flavors. YUM!

Dude for Food 19/11/11 03:04

This looks delicious, I want the hazelnut cream sauce! Great photos!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 19/11/11 03:30

What a novel recipe. I quite like the flavor combinations going on. The radicchio adds such a depth of color, texture and flavor. Great dish!

Anonymous 19/11/11 04:22

This looks terrific! Honey Bunny's family makes something like this but they use regular pasta and white cabbage. It's been passed down for so long I think it's been changed until it's nearly unrecognizable. I wonder if the original looked more like this.....

The Duo Dishes 19/11/11 05:37

Radicchio has a great crunch, and it also adds nice color. That red really grabs your eye.

Mother Rimmy 19/11/11 05:56

You do such a great job creating flavorful recipes with such amazing visual impact. Very nice dish!

Happy Flour 19/11/11 07:52

I usually have white cream sauce or tomato sauce on pasta and spaghetti. This sound interesting Hazelnut cream sauce on pasta.

Jeannie 19/11/11 10:16

What a beautiful dish this is and the hazelnut cream sauce sounds delicious!

tania@mykitchenstories 19/11/11 10:42

Yes, it looks so colourful. The flavours are made for each other

Barbara 19/11/11 12:36

I had to look up reginette as I'd never heard of it before. Will check to see if my market carries it next time I go. This looks marvelous...I love the colors and with the brandy and hazelnuts, delicious!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 19/11/11 13:16

Love the idea of the crunch with the pasta. A very pleasing combination in one's mouth.

Lora 19/11/11 14:07

This looks perfect, rich and delicious. Creamy hazelnut sauce - wow!

Ana Regalado 19/11/11 14:16

I love the way you present that pasta ;) Not only the radicchio adds crunchiness - it also adds beautiful color to the dish .

Eva 19/11/11 14:23

I love hazenuts Angie. And what an unusual cut of pasta that is. Very colourful dish.

Beth Michelle 19/11/11 14:51

This looks beautiful and super delicious. Love the flavors.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 19/11/11 15:58

Different from the usual pasta, your dish looks delicious! Great flavors.

Sprigs of Rosemary 19/11/11 16:39

That does look absolutely divinely delicious. (I could come up with more superlatives.) Colorful, mixture of taste and texture. Your genius at work again.

Joanne 19/11/11 19:44

What a fun pasta shape! I don't think I've ever seen that before. radicchio is such a great "green" but it really is SO bitter! Love that the cream sauce cuts that.

hobby baker Kelly 19/11/11 21:14

Mmmmm, that looks amazing! Hazelnuts are infinitely scrummy. Love your photography. ☺

Spoon and Chopsticks 19/11/11 22:38

A beautiful dish with delicious hazelnut cream sauce. Looks simple yet full of flavours.

Spoon and Chopsticks

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 19/11/11 23:05

Some of the ingredients in your recipe us new to me, but I know must be delicious.

Rosita Vargas 20/11/11 01:01

Luce absolutamente fantástica,ricos ingredientes,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Treat and Trick 20/11/11 02:01

Sounds new to me but looks mouthwatering!

Tiffany 20/11/11 02:10

This seems like the perfect combo of slightly bitter radicchio and lovely cream sauce!

Marguerite 20/11/11 05:08

What a beautiful dish and that sauce is simply divine! Looks wonderful!

Katerina 20/11/11 09:19

What an unusual combination of flavors, but then again pasta is such a versatile ingredient you can make miracles with it. This dish looks very refreshing! I have a new home at Please be so kind as to add my new url to your following up. Thank you so much, have a great day!

Unknown 20/11/11 09:20

Wow what a tempting dish

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 20/11/11 11:29

There are lots of new ingredients in this recipe, I love the colour of this food and it looks delicious with the sauce on top!

lena 20/11/11 15:12

hello angie, that hazelnut cream sounds amazing and nutty in this pasta dish!

lisa is cooking 20/11/11 16:17

Love the idea of hazelnuts with radicchio! And, the colors are beautiful in this dish.

sally 20/11/11 19:46

The hazelnut cream sauce sounds wonderful! Perfect for pasta and radicchio!

Melanie @ Melanie Cooks 20/11/11 20:29

That's a great pasta dish, and so colorful!

Unknown 20/11/11 20:55

That sauce sounds absolutely amazing!
*kisses* HH

jasna varcakovic 20/11/11 23:07

I tried hazelnuts in savoury dishes, and I know it's delicious. Thanks for sharing, Angie!

Anonymous 21/11/11 00:18

amazing recipe. I totally love nuts pestos and this with hazelnuts is very original. you even manage to make a pasta dish look nice (I can't!!). brava.

Ilke 21/11/11 02:26

I guess hazelnut is a good background for a rich sauce since they don't have an overpowering taste. I love them, definitely would be a nice elegant pasta dish for New Year dinner.

Monet 21/11/11 04:58

Simple yet delicious. I wish we had this for dinner (but I almost always think this when I come here to visit ;-) Thank you for sharing your delicous meal and words my friend. No better way to end my weekend. I hope you have a week full of family and feasting. Blessings from Austin!

ann low 21/11/11 09:34

This is new to me using hazelnut sauce in pasta. Looks very pretty and delicious!

petite nyonya 21/11/11 10:07

Hi Angie, I have not heard of radicchio before. And recently, I came across a veggie called finocchio. I wonder if these two are related or the same. So interesting! You are such a regular and wonderful cook. And I think you can even consider opening a cafe!

Priya Suresh 21/11/11 12:03

Wonderful platter,tempting and delicious.

Kelly @ inspired edibles 21/11/11 13:21

Loving the gorgeous contrast of radicchio against the reginette - the hazelnut cream sauce sounds positively divine.

cookingvarieties 21/11/11 14:32

hi angie, very tempting sauce ingredients.. hazelnuts greatly welcomed, simply love to try this , bookmarked with thanks

Thomas Gamble 21/11/11 16:06

Great recipe ! I made it for my wife! It`s delicious!!! Thanks for sharing!

Choclette 21/11/11 16:56

That hazelnut cream sauce sound to die for. Your powers of projection are so powerful, I can smell the roasted hazelnuts.

Cinnamon and Thyme 21/11/11 17:20

Delicious!!! Thank you for the recipe! Hazelnut sauce ....that must me wonderful!

Elisabeth 21/11/11 19:26

Angie-I haven't made pasta with radicchio, in such a long time...and when I did make it, everyone raved about it...mine was just with simple extra virgin olive oil, and lemon, but yours is way over the top, with the delicious cream sauce, which I must try!
Lovely photos, and great always:DDD

Victor 21/11/11 20:06

Looks so delicious! I never tried raddichio, the cream sauce sounds divine. Thanks Angie!

Anonymous 21/11/11 21:03

I love everything about this dish, particularly the hazelnut cream sauce. This sounds divine, Angie. Making me very hungry!

Unknown 21/11/11 23:37

I love radicchio and am very interested to find a creative recipe using it in such a delicious hot dish. I will be bookmarking this one Angie!

Magic of Spice 22/11/11 01:14

That cream sauce sounds perfectly divine! Beautiful dish :)

Amy 22/11/11 02:30

A hazelnut cream sauce just sounds so good!

Catherine 22/11/11 03:30

Dear Angie, I would just LOVE this!! It has my favorites in it. Radicchio and hazelnuts. It just looks delicious.
I want to wish you a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Your friend, Catherine xo

nancy at good food matters 22/11/11 04:40

Like Barbara, I haven't seen that style pasta before--I'll have to look for Reginette at the global market. Love the pairing of hazelnuts with radicchio. A few crumbles of gorgonzola cheese would be delicious sprinkled over this, too. Thanks, Angie, for all that you share here!

Von 22/11/11 06:28

I love the sound of hazelnut cream!! This looks really delicious and pretty- I might have to try this out some time!

kitchen flavours 22/11/11 06:32

Wow, looks wonderful! Wish that plate is on my table!

Tasty Trix 22/11/11 21:44

So colorful!! I love the play of textures here - and really, you had me at hazelnut cream. *slurp*

FOODESSA 23/11/11 15:49

I love radicchio...however, admittedly would not have thought of serving it with pasta. The hazelnut touch is perfect Angie.

Flavourful wishes,

Unknown 24/11/11 00:08

Omg the hazelnut cream looks wonderful.

My Little Space 26/11/11 14:58

Gosh, super love the cream sauce. It's a must try recipe. Thanks again for another beautiful recipe, dear.

Mother Rimmy 28/11/11 03:59

Fantastic color in this pasta dish. The radicchio with it's slightly bitter taste would be fantastic with a creamy pasta.

thebuddinggourmet 16/12/11 12:43

looking good. nice post. thanks for sharing :)


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