Prosciutto and Asparagus Pasta

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We love prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and this was a great way to stretch the relatively expensive prosciutto. Our whole family loves it.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh thin asparagus, trimmed

  • 5 slices prosciutto, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook asparagus until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove asparagus with a slotted spoon, keeping water boiling.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook prosciutto in hot skillet until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove prosciutto from skillet and transfer to a work surface to cool; chop.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir green onions until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat; add asparagus.

  4. Cook linguine in the pot of boiling water until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta water.

  5. Combine pasta, 1/4 cup pasta water, asparagus, and green onions together in a serving bowl; top with prosciutto.

Cook's Notes:

Optional: Toast 1/4 cup pine nuts in small pan while boiling pasta and add to pasta. Also good with 1 lemon zested and juiced or 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
8g Fat
60g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 396mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.