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Bow Ties with Asparagus and Prosciutto Recipe

Bow Ties with Asparagus and Prosciutto Recipe

For a main course, Jodi Trigg of Toledo, Illinois likes to serve a meal that lets the flavors of prosciutto and asparagus shine. With only five ingredients and a couple of tablespoons of water, Bow Ties with Asparagus and Prosciutto is as easy as it is elegant. “Add a dash of nutmeg for a change of pace,” suggests Jodi.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto or deli ham, cut into strips

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6-7 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 2. Place asparagus and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover; microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  • 3. Drain pasta and place in a large serving bowl. Add the cream, asparagus, Parmesan cheese and prosciutto; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 573 calories, 29 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 689 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.