By -Sylvie- on September 20, 2004
Photo by ALH
Photo by ALH
"This is a very tasty and quick pasta meal. I got the recipe years ago when I was still at school and went home with one of my friends to have dinner at her house. Her family traveled to Tuscany every year and this was their version of a pasta dish they had eaten there. Serve with a side salad and some crusty bread. You can use any type of pasta really if you haven't got penne pasta, it's really nice with tortellini as well."
Serving Size: 1 (232 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Easy and the family loved it. Used half and half, instead of cream. Great use leftover ham from Xmas or Easter."
"This dish was really simple to make and the finished product looked like a gourmet version of macaroni and cheese. I enjoyed the recipe, however, I found it too salty for my tastes, which may be due to the type of prosciutto that I used, or perhaps that I am not used to eating prosciutto. Either way, I might try it once more, using proscuitto from my italian grocer. Thanks! Updated: I often go back to this recipe and use capicollo ham, it's wonderful and so quick. Wonderful flavour with such little effort!"
"Shoot, just realized when I looked at the recipe again I forget the cayenne pepper. Even without it though it turned out amazing. I loved it. Thanks."
"I couldn't believe that such a delicious blend of flavors came from so little effort. I added a shallot to the ham and used half and half instead of heavy cream. I may have used a bit more than the recipe called for...I didn't convert from metric and had to do it quickly in my head!!! Thanks, Sylvie!"
"This is a wonderful pasta dish! Quick and easy. We loved the sauce. I used prosciutto (and I threw in some green peas just because I had some on hand but it certainly isn't necessary.) Sylvs, this is a great dish and I thank you for sharing it. :) "