We really enjoyed this, especially considering how easy it is to prepare and how much lighter it is than a cream-based pasta dish. We did double the amount of proscuitto, and thought it was still a bit light. Shredding the parmesan rather than shaving it helps to distribute more evenly and that boosts the flavor. We did add extra garlic, as we love garlic ... next time I think I'll try the sauted onions or sundried tomatoes.
Cavatappi with Prosciutto and Parmesan
sirrah231 Posted: 10/31/10
MaestroMackes Posted: 05/07/10
Based on the ingredient list - I was not optimistic. However, I was very mistaken. This recipe is a gem. The only change we made was adding sautÃ©ed onions. I can see a great deal of potential with any number of variations on a theme.
atapjn Posted: 09/02/10
This wasn't horrible but it def needs something.. Too bland for me.. Im not sure what to do to make it better so i prob will not make it again.. :-(
Erbear Posted: 09/18/10
I followed the advice of some former reviewers and substituted with basil, chicken broth, and added sun dried tomatoes (also emitted salt). It was decent and very light but I still think it lacked in flavor. My man thought it was great but he does dump hot sauce on everything...so maybe that was the extra flavor it needed. I wouldn't make this again but I did enjoy how easy and quick it was!
Parchita330 Posted: 03/25/11
This dish is so simple and easy to do! The flavor is delicious. Only thing I substituted was the cheese - I used Parmesan since I didn't find the one the recipe calls for. Overall, 5 stars!
jenp42 Posted: 03/27/11
High quality ingredients really make or break this recipe. I was initially worried it might be too bland, but we went for high-end parmigiano cheese and used Annie's organic roasted-garlic-infused olive oil, and it was delicious! Very flavorful - quick to put together, too. My boyfriend doesn't like pork, so we subbed in an Italian salami, and that worked fine too.
SuzetteR Posted: 08/16/11
Really enjoyed this recipe. So easy. And if you love Olive Oil, you will like this. I used shaved Parmesan.
krcooks Posted: 08/29/11
Delicious! I find this is most flavorful if I add the oil first - with the garlic - to infuse it with the flavor of all the other ingredients. I serve with tomato-mozzarella stacks and fresh bread.
KikoTerrier Posted: 10/16/11
This is a really nice dish. Very quick and easy. I served it with a homemade Caesar Salad.
mrscrazyed Posted: 11/29/11
This is a wonderful recipe for a quick dinner. I, too, sauteed the garlic in the olive oil. Also used half the amount of pasta -- we just don't eat big portions -- but left all the other portions as called for. Garnished the dish with fresh basil. Will cook this often.
goldenliz Posted: 02/11/13
I thought this was super bland.