Bow Ties with Asparagus and Prosciutto
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
- Place asparagus and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover; microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
- Drain pasta and place in a large serving bowl. Add the cream, asparagus, Parmesan cheese and prosciutto; toss to coat.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups: 573 calories, 29g fat (17g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein.
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May 4, 2015
Very simple and surprisingly good! I used leftover ham and it still tasted fine. I didn't have shredded Parmesan, and used the stuff from the can. It turned out fine. Though I know it would be better with fresh shredded Parmesan!
Jul 7, 2014
This was super easy to prep, I did sauté 2 cloves of garlic and added it to the cream. Fantastic!
Jun 28, 2014
This recipe was so easy to prepare! My husband and I really enjoyed it and I will definitely be making it again.
Apr 9, 2012
Simple recipe with flavorful results...and so quick to put together! I did add 3 small chicken breast halves, thinly sliced and sauteed in a skillet, adding a 3.5 oz pkg of proscuitto the last couple of minutes cook time. Because I added extra meat, I increased the heavy cream by an extra 1/2 c. Prepared as directed otherwise. When asparagus no longer in season will continue to use this recipe with other veggies and maybe sprinkled with fresh basil or parsley.
Nov 1, 2011
This was something else... I enjoy cooking with spices and only when I started to prepare the meal did I realize it does not call for any. At first I was tempted to add a bit of Rosemary or even garlic, but I decided not to and simply sprinkled a little bit of Mrs Dash over the asparagus before I popped it into the microwave. I used frozen asparagus, because fresh is a lot more expensive. I cooked it in the microwave for 6 minutes before I added it to the pasta. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised, even without the spices it tasted really good. I would not substitute the ham for chicken though, as chicken does not have the strong taste of ham and would make the meal taste bland. I gave it a four though, because it's not all that special, but I will make it again, because it is super easy and really cheap.
Mar 3, 2011
This receipe is GREAT! You can use chicken instead if you want. I also add crumbled bacon and garlic too.