TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mushroom Prosciutto Pasta in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p168

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Eve User ID: 9003610 258743
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2016

"Ooohhhhhhhh my goodness! This recipe is DELICIOUS! The sauce is creamy and absorbs the mushroom and prosciutto flavor wonderfully! I literally made an account just to rate this heavenly recipe. Yum! Definitely adding it to the weekly dinners."

pdenning User ID: 236393 113183
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"this is wonderful as written. Have made it several times and have added shrimp too. Tonight I added artichoke hearts and chicken - yummy"

lidldebby User ID: 1773791 123446
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"This was absolutely amazing! Just preparing this dish tantalized the senses. The aroma filled the house, drawing my extremely picky husband into the kitchen repeatedly, inquiring when dinner would be ready. I was pleased at the simplicity of this recipe, the availability of the ingredients (I had everything on hand except the prosciutto) and the ease of preparation. I followed the recipe and changed nada thing.

My husband suggested using chicken breast instead of the prosciutto for a change of pace although I preferred the recipe as shown.
This recipe is easy to prepare and delicious!!"

Cocobe User ID: 1276336 145059
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"I have already made this recipe twice. I used rotini instead of penne pasta and it was delicious."

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