Truffle Tagliolini in Black Garlic Sauce

Sweet black garlic sauce, spicy smoked bacon and delicate truffle make a super 15 min dish.

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Fermented garlic (AKA black garlic) has become my new obsession. I literally have one head a day spread on toast with some deli and cheese. So YUMMY!

Recently I have also started experimenting using it in several different recipes, so stay tuned if you want to find out how bonkers I went this time 😉

For today, I will share my first “experiment”, nothing too crazy or extravagant this time, just a simple pasta dish: truffle tagliolini dressed with a creamy sauce made with black garlic and crispy bacon!

The contrast between the sweetness of the garlic with the spiceness of the smoked bacon makes this dish TOP!

I am definitely going to make this again, and again, and…AGAIN!


  • 3 black garlic heads
  • 200 g truffle tagliolini
  • 150 g smoked bacon (or pancetta)
  • salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp truffle butter (or normal butter)
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

I was able to find the truffle tagliolini in one of the many discount shops here in Shanghai! The truffle butter I bought back from Italy. If you cannot find it, you can replace it with simple butter adding maybe a few spices of black truffle, just to intensify the flavour.

Chop up the bacon

and fry it in a hot skillet. No need to add any oil, the fat from the meat will melt and will be totally enough. Set aside

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the tagliolini based on package instructions. Reserve about 1/2 cup of the cooking water into a bowl, add the pealed garlic, salt and pepper and let stand for 10 min. Then using an immersion blender purée into a cream.

Add the cooked tagliolini into the skillet together with the fried bacon, add the garlic cream and 1 tbsp of truffle butter. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined together.

Serve it up with a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese.

Enjoy right away!



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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.