Perhaps the very best pasta dish I make. A rich, delicious, and soul-satisfying Italian recipe that is certain to wow your guests at any dinner party. Do not even begin to think about cooking this if you are looking for a low-fat, low-calorie, or in any way light meal. It ain't happening with this one.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place morels in a bowl. Cover with lukewarm water and soak for 30 minutes. Drain.

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  • Place morels, ham, and prosciutto in a food processor. Grind to a coarse mixture.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the ham mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until flavors combine, about 15 minutes.

  • Stir tomatoes into the saucepan. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 20 minutes.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

  • Fold cream into the sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and serve over linguine.

Cook's Note:

To reduce calories, you can use turkey bacon in place of prosciutto, olive oil for the butter, and fat-free evaporated milk for the cream.

Nutrition Facts

603 calories; protein 19.2g; carbohydrates 62.7g; fat 31.7g; cholesterol 91.9mg; sodium 567mg. Full Nutrition
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