Pasta With Prosciutto in a Lemon Cream Sauce

Total Time
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


  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

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

dianasportal January 08, 2015

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.

retiree09 March 22, 2014

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

Sallie H June 13, 2010