Prosciutto and Asparagus Pasta

Prosciutto and Asparagus Pasta Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Sunset reader Christine Datian, of Las Vegas, sent us this indulgent and delicious pasta recipe. If you'd prefer a lighter version, you could use milk thickened with a little flour in place of the cream.
Serves 4


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8 ounces angel hair pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 large onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups sliced mushrooms
4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into strips
1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-in. pieces
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
About 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon chile flakes


Total: 25 Minutes

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic, and mushrooms until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add prosciutto and asparagus and cook until asparagus is bright green, about 2 minutes. Add cream, 1/4 cup cheese, the pepper, and chile flakes. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until sauce has thickened, about 4 minutes.

3. Pour sauce with vegetables over pasta and toss to coat. Serve with more parmesan.

Created date

February 2012

Nutritional Information

Calories 610
Caloriesfromfat 54 %
Protein 21 g
Fat 37 g
Satfat 20 g
Carbohydrate 50 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Sodium 880 mg
Cholesterol 122 mg