13 Radicchio Recipes to Try ASAP

salad of blue cheese, walnuts, endive, and radicchio on a platter
Photo: Kim Cornelison

If you're not familiar with radicchio, an underutilized member of the chicory family, you're about to meet your new favorite ingredient. The hearty leaf vegetable adds a pop of wine red color, bittersweet flavor, and satisfying crunch to anything it touches. We've rounded up our favorite radicchio recipes, from grilled sides to restaurant-worthy main dishes. Enjoy!

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Asiago Cremini Raddichio Bake

portrait shot creamy mushroom and radicchio bake
Buckwheat Queen

Recipe creator stefychefy says this "fancy version of mac and cheese" is "rich, creamy, and the perfect comfort food."

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Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Chicory Salad

salad of blue cheese, walnuts, endive, and radicchio on a platter
Kim Cornelison

"When chicory is combined with a sweet and tangy mustard vinaigrette, mixed with toasted, crunchy nuts, and wonderfully rich, subtly salty blue cheese, it all makes perfect sense," says Chef John.

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Pasta with Gorgonzola Sauce and Radicchio

Pasta with Gorgonzola Sauce and Radicchio on a white plate
Buckwheat Queen

Bitter radicchio is perfectly balanced by a rich and creamy Gorgonzola-nutmeg sauce. Garnish with Parmesan and parsley for a pop of color.

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Vegan Baked Polenta with Radicchio

Vegan Baked Polenta with Radicchio
Buckwheat Queen

Creamy polenta is topped with layers of vegan Gouda and a flavorful mixture of radicchio, onions, and carrots.

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Grilled Radicchio and Plum Salad

Grilled Radicchio and Plum Salad
Rachel Lerro

This is a "grilled radicchio and plum salad paired with fresh thyme, basil, sharp goat cheese, and aged balsamic," according to recipe creator Rachel Lerro.

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Grilled Radicchio with Blue Cheese

Grilled Radicchio with Blue Cheese
Grilled Radicchio with Blue Cheese | Photo by France C.

These grilled radicchio wedges, topped with blue cheese crumbles and pistachios, pair well with all sorts of grilled main dishes.

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Grilled Salmon Radicchio Wraps

Grilled Salmon Radicchio Wraps
Soup Loving Nicole

If you're looking for a flavorful recipe that's as delicious as it is nutritious, try these healthy salmon and radicchio wraps topped with pico de gallo and a 3-ingredient cream sauce.

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Risotto Con Radicchio, Gorgonzola, Noci, e Crema di Balsamico

Risotto Con Radicchio, Gorgonzola, Noci, e Crema di Balsamico
Buckwheat Queen

"This is a true Italian winter favorite," according to reviewer and Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen. "The flavor and texture combination is enjoyable due to the tangy flavor of the Gorgonzola, sweetness of the walnuts, and the slight bitterness of the radicchio."

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Grilled Radicchio Salad

Grilled Radicchio
Soup Loving Nicole

Make this simple, nutty side dish with just five ingredients: radicchio, mushrooms, walnuts, cashews, and blue cheese salad dressing.

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Roasted Lettuce, Radicchio, and Endive

a square white plate with halved roasted radicchio in the foreground and assorted lettuces tied with kitchen string in the background
Buckwheat Queen

This warm salad of romaine lettuce, radicchio, endive, and chicory is seasoned with oregano, thyme, and dried chile pepper. Recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen suggests serving with crusty bread.

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Italian Chopped Salad

Italian Chopped Salad
Project Foodie

There's something for everyone in this flavorful Italian salad made with chickpeas, avocado, radicchio, tomatoes, salami, olives, cucumber, radish, broccoli, carrots, and provolone cheese.

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Polenta Taragna with Taleggio and Radicchio

Polenta Taragna with Taleggio and Radicchio
Buckwheat Queen

Taragna, a Northern Italian side dish of polenta enriched with buckwheat flour, is absolutely delicious when served with grilled radicchio.

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Refried Radicchio Verde

Refried Radicchio Verde
Soup Loving Nicole

A simple mixture of refried beans, vegetarian beef crumbles, and salsa verde is served over iceberg lettuce and radicchio in this fun twist on taco salad.

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