Makes 4 or 5 servings

Thick, fleshy Romano beans pair well with pasta in this fresh bean version of an Italian classic. You can also use thinner beans.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 4- to 5-quart pan over medium-high heat, combine oil, onion, carrot, celery, and garlic; stir often until onion is limp, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add broth, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat.

Step 3

Stir penne pasta into broth and cook 7 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, trim stem ends and pull any strings from beans. Rinse beans and cut into 2-inch lengths. Add beans to pasta; cook until both are tender to bite, 5 to 6 minutes longer. Add basil and mix.

Step 5

Ladle into bowls and scatter prosciutto evenly over portions. Add parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.

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