Creamy Prosciutto & Pasta

 

Sometimes, the simplest of meals are the best. Nothing complicated, just a few key ingredients and you end up with moments of happiness with each forkful.

Today’s posting is an example of delicious simplicity. Even though I shared the recipe below with quantities, it’s really easy to eye-ball the meal as you’re preparing it and adjust to your needs.

1227 Foster: Creamy Prosciutto & Pasta

It’s beautiful in appearance and quick to prepare. If you’d rather go meatless, just omit the prosciutto and toss in whatever veggies you have on hand — from mushrooms, to zucchini to asparagus.

1227 Foster: Creamy Prosciutto & Pasta

I also didn’t add salt since the prosciutto has enough salty flavor as does the pecorino romano cheese.

1227 Foster: Creamy Prosciutto & PastaIf you notice the amount of pasta I used, I actually measured the amount based on an actual serving. So if you’re watching what you eat – pay attention to the serving size. It may seem small at first, but in reality, it’s more than enough if you take the time to enjoy each bite and savor the flavors of this dish.

Creamy Prosciutto & Pasta

Serves 2
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Ingredients

  • 8oz Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti (or pasta of your choice)
  • 3oz Prosciutto (cut into thin, bite-sized strips)
  • 1 cup Spinach (chiffonade)
  • 1 cup Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Pesto (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • 2 cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Pepper

Directions

Step 1
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Step 2
In a large sauce pan, add a generous amount of olive oil and heat. Once hot, sauté garlic until lightly browned.
Step 3
Add in prosciutto and quickly heat for a minute with garlic.
Step 4
Pour in cream, add pesto, cheese, fresh pepper and allow mixture to come to a low boil and thicken.
Step 5
Remove from heat and add in 3/4 of the spinach and mix well.
Step 6
Top pasta with sauce and garnish with remaining spinach. Enjoy!

 

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  1. Looks delicious.

    P.S. hey Danny, every time I want to make a comment I have to sign in. Is there any chance you’d consider adjusting this in your settings & deselecting this option? It might encourage more comments, too. Thanks, Teresa

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  2. Looking great, reading great … smells great … and that means I will try it.
    Love everything in this … *smile thanks.

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  3. I agree with you that simple can be just as terrific as 2 hours & 17 ingredients. This looks so creamy and delicious that it’s going into next weeks menu. Funny I had a little proscuitto leftover last night & chopped it up to toss into some fried rice that I made – it was really good.

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    • Prosciutto is so versatile :) Thanks as always Diane!

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  4. I agree that the simplest meals taste the best sometimes. That’s what I like about a lot of your recipe – not a ton of ingredients but LOTS of flavor. Will have to bookmark this one, too!

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    • Hi Ashley! You know me by now — simple dishes whenever I can :)

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  5. I belong to a number of socalled ‘food panels’ Down Under , ie one of those who sometimes writes pages of comment on commercial food for a pittance if I am deemed worthy :) ! Have just come from one which asked me at length for my choices in the world of commercial pasta sauces !!!! Hmm, with dressing pasta as simply and beautifully as you have just done, methinks my rather blunt answers will not be not be deemed worthy of compensation – at least I was honest – and kudos to you for a lovely dish :) !

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    • Ahhhh, thank you so much :) Glad you like the sound of the recipe and the visuals. It was simply delicious!

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  6. Simple dishes are perfect all the time. :) this dish looks so appetizing Danny.

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    • Hey Kathy! Welcome back – hope you had a great vacation! Thanks so much! :)

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  7. Really impressed with this. Love your chiffonade of spinach rather than basil as I find the latter too overpowering for lots of dishes, excepting tomatoes and mozzarella – and pesto, of course.

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    • I tend to throw spinach into everything since it’s so versatile and in the end, really just good for you :) Thanks so much!!!

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  8. One of the reasons I love blogging, is that moment when I see a dish and think.. “now that’s what I’m making for supper tomorrow”. This is one of those dishes.. pure warm, comfort food with the best combination of flavors. We’d keep the bacon in it for sure!!
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    • Thank you Barb — that means soooo much! I truly hope you enjoy it and make it your own! You made my day! :)

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  9. I totally agree, –the simplest meal are sometimes the best. This plate of goodness is so up my alley. Love the combo of prosciutto, cream and spinach. Lovely post, Danny.

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    • Thank you Anne – nice to hear that you love the sound of this recipe :)

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    • Hi Kenley — thank you! Love simple dishes with a lot of flavor punch :)

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    • Hi Trine-Marie — thank you so much! Glad you stopped by to visit :)

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  10. Oh my goodnes.. YUM! I’m pinning this for dinner this week, simple dishes are the best aren’t they! xxx
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  11. That looks like a delicious recipe! (Unfortunately I’m vegetarian.) Thanks for coming by to like one of my posts at Backyard Philosophy. I really appreciate it.
    –Brett
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  12. Danny, I’m here now .. sorry for the delay! This is a dish I often do .. or something very similar – very suitable for a lonely diner. *smile
    Even use spinach … but I use a lot of spinach, even on my sandwiches instead of lettuce. Love your photos, but you are always great with your camera. Nice to be back here!
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    • Hello Viveka! I hope you are doing well! Spinach is great in so many dishes :) Thank you as always for visiting!

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