Randy Mayor
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup pasta mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)

This simple pasta toss relies on a few well-chosen, high-quality ingredients. Ensure success with Italian imports: extravirgin olive oil; buttery imported prosciutto from Parma; and nutty, complex Parmigiano-Reggiano, also from Parma.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 3 tablespoons cooking liquid.

Step 2

Heat pan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add garlic to pan, and sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add reserved 3 tablespoons cooking liquid and pasta to pan; let stand 2 minutes. Stir in parsley, oil, salt, pepper, and prosciutto; sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Just ok

December 21, 2016
I even used a little more prosciutto and cheese.  Definitely quick and easy, just nothing really to write home about.

DSproat's Review

May 09, 2013

goldenliz's Review

February 11, 2013
I thought this was super bland.

mrscrazyed's Review

November 29, 2011
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.

KikoTerrier's Review

October 16, 2011
This is a really nice dish. Very quick and easy. I served it with a homemade Caesar Salad.

krcooks's Review

August 29, 2011
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.

SuzetteR's Review

August 16, 2011
Really enjoyed this recipe. So easy. And if you love Olive Oil, you will like this. I used shaved Parmesan.

jenp42's Review

March 27, 2011
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.

Parchita330's Review

March 25, 2011
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!

sirrah231's Review

October 31, 2010
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.