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Mushroom Prosciutto Pasta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

If prosciutto is not available at your deli counter, substitute diced ham.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 10 thin slices prosciutto, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in butter until tender. Add prosciutto; saute for 3 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cream until smooth; stir into the skillet. Add parsley and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain pasta; add to the skillet and stir to coat. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-2/3 cups: 622 calories, 38g fat (22g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.

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