Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas

Ready in 45 minutes

Prosciutto is easier to slice when it's cold. Stack slices, and cut crosswise with a sharp knife.

"This was an excellent recipe! My son and I loved it. (He's 1.) The only thing I plan to do different next time is to try melting the cheese with the sauce before adding to the noodles. When I added it at the end all the cheese got stuck to my spoon and was extremely difficult to clean. I would also try adding other veggies to see how it tasted."

- JoLuMama99

Top-ranked recipe named "Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas"

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Ingredients

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Coarse salt and ground pepper
12 ounces fettuccine; or other pastsa
1 tablespoon Butter
1 shallot; (1/4 cup) finely chopped
2/3 cup Heavy cream
1 10-oz package Frozen peas; thawed
8 slices prosciutto; (about 4 ounces total), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon lemon zest; finely grated
1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese; plus more for serving (optional)

Original recipe makes 4

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Preparation

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta and return to pot.

Meanwhile, make sauce: In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat; add shallot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add cream, peas, and prosciutto; bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Simmer until peas are heated through, 3 to 4 minutes.

Stir in lemon juice and zest. Pour sauce over pasta; add Parmesan, and season generously with salt and pepper. Add enough reserved pasta water to thin sauce as desired. Serve immediately; top with additional Parmesan, if desired.

Notes

Great pasta, delicious sauce. Based on online reviews, try it with light cream. Would also be good with a bowtie pasta. When we made it we used whole wheat pasta and we added lemon juice first.. cream just before it was done, so nothing would curdle.

Half recipe to only make what you need.. reheats OK, but is much better the first time around.

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This was an excellent recipe! My son and I loved it. (He's 1.) The only thing I plan to do different next time is to try melting the cheese with the sauce before adding to the noodles. When I added it at the end all the cheese got stuck to my spoon and was extremely difficult to clean. I would also try adding other veggies to see how it tasted.
JoLuMama99 3 years ago
Great pasta, delicious sauce. Based on online reviews, try it with light cream. Would also be good with a bowtie pasta. When we made it we used whole wheat pasta and we added lemon juice first.. cream just before it was done, so nothing would curdle. Half recipe to only make what you need.. reheats OK, but is much better the first time around. [I posted this recipe.]
ChristinaE2005 4 years ago
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