Pasta With Prosciutto in a Lemon Cream Sauce

Total Time
25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

My mom found this recipe years ago, and since then it has been a favorite among my own family and with anyone who got my mom to give up the recipe :) ... So flavorful, you too will not only enjoy this but never truly be able to get enough of it!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt butter.
  2. Add shallots and sauté until translucent (about 2 min.).
  3. Add broth.
  4. Simmer over medium-hi heat until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 2 minutes).
  5. Add cream, lemon peel, orange peel, and cayenne.
  6. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly (about 3 minutes).
  7. Add peas.
  8. Simmer until heated through (about 2 minutes).
  9. Stir in mint and lemon juice.
  10. Meanwhile, cook pasta.
  11. Cut up prosciutto into bite-size pieces (approx. 1-2 square inches) and add at end to mixture.
  12. Mix cream sauce with pasta.
  13. Sprinkle fresh Parmesan on top.
Most Helpful

5 5

really delicious, i used pappardelle pasta, actually lemon pepper one from trader joe's and it was a big hit.

5 5

This was absolutely delicious! I did tweak it a little though. I added dill and oregano to it because I subbed shrimp for the prosciutto. I also switched out the cayenne with dried red pepper flakes. And I used cheese tortellini. But the sauce was so delicious.

5 5

This was absolutely fabulous. Have made it several times - wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for posting!