Pasta is the perfect store cupboard staple, which many of us have stocked up on during lockdown this past year. Here’s a simple, speedy supper dish from chef Claire Thomson that you can make with your stash of pasta.

Pappardelle with Cream, Radicchio and Prosciutto by Claire Thompson
(Mike Lusmore/PA)
Pappardelle with Cream, Radicchio and Prosciutto by Claire Thompson
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Nutrition Facts
Pappardelle with cream, radicchio and prosciutto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 621 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 568mg25%
Potassium 288mg8%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 734IU15%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 259mg26%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Pappardelle with cream, radicchio and prosciutto

Creamy pasta and ham dish
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 621kcal
Author: Claire Thomson


  • Large saucepan
  • Large frying pan


  • 50 g butter
  • 100 g prosciutto sliced into 5mm–1cm ribbons
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 radicchio head finely shredded
  • 75 ml double cream
  • 300 g pappardelle, fettuccine or tagliatelle
  • 75 g Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Nutmeg, about 1/6tsp is ideal freshly grated to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil.
  • Heat the butter in a large pan over a moderate heat and cook the onion until it is soft and translucent, about eight to 10 minutes. Stir in the radicchio and the prosciutto and cook for one to two minutes, enough for the radicchio to wilt.
  • Add the cream and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.
  • Cook the pasta as per packet instructions, and drain.
  • Toss the cooked pasta in the cream sauce for a minute over the heat for the flavours to meld. Serve immediately, with the grated cheese.


Calories: 621kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 734IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 1mg

The Art Of The Larder by Claire Thompson, photography Mike Lusmore, is published by Quadrille.

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