Fettuccine with chocolate and bacon

Fettuccine with chocolate and bacon

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 100 grams fettuccine cooked al dente in salted water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 100 grams belly bacon chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels (if using a chocolate bar, chop finely before measuring)
  • 1/4 cup panko or regular unsweetened bread crumbs
  • 1 pinch cayenne powder
  • salt to taste
  • chopped parsley to garnish (optional)


  • Heat the olive oil in a pan.
  • Add the chopped bacon and garlic. Sprinkle the cayenne powder over them. Over medium-high heat, cook until the bacon bits are browned and crisp.
  • Set the heat to low. Add the chocolate to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until melted. Add just enough salt to create the balance of sweet-salty flavor that you like.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the pan. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Toss to coat the noodles with sauce.
  • Top the pasta with parsley and serve hot.


Dark chocolate is essential for this recipe. Sweeter chocolates like milk chocolate will not give the sauce the correct balance of flavor.