Spaghetti With Asparagus, Smoked Mozzarella and Prosciutto

Recipe by BonnieZ
READY IN: 360hrs 10mins




  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the asparagus until tender crisp, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove asparagus with a slotted dpoon and plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • When cool, strain the asparagus and cut into 1 inch pieces then set aside.
  • Using the same pot, cook the spaghetti until al dente, about 8 minutes (10-12 if using linguine).
  • Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water and set aside.
  • Drain the pasta.
  • Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, then add the proscuitto strips.
  • Saute until the prosciutto is slightly crisp and add the asparagus, then season with salt if using and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • Add the pasta to the saute pan as well as 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water, and toss to coat.
  • Add the smoked mozzarella and the fresh basil and continue to toss until combined, adding additional pasta water if necessary.
  • Turn off the heat and continue to toss.
  • The pasta will become creamy as the mozzarella starts to melt.