Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pasta with Prosciutto and Spinach...

While on my girl's trip to Aspen, this was one of our very yummy meals Susan made for us. Thank you Susan and Susan for being the chefs of our fabulous trip! Such a fast and easy recipe, not to mention delicious... 

Serves 4  
 1 pound dried thin spaghetti
 1 pound fresh spinach, coarse stems discarded, leaves washed and dried
 1/2 pound thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
 5 chopped garlic cloves
  2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
 3/4 cup olive oil
 1/2 cup pine nuts
 sea salt/fresh ground pepper to taste
  fresh grated pecorino cheese

In a 6-quart kettle bring 5 quarts salted water to a boil for the pasta.
Cut spinach leaves into thin strips (I didn't do this. Yes...sometimes I'm a little lazy).
In a large heavy skillet cook prosciutto, garlic, basil, oregano and pine nuts in 1/2 cup olive oil over moderately high heat, stirring, until lightly browned, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain in a colander. Return pasta to kettle and toss with remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, prosciutto mixture. Season pasta with sea salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with fresh grated pecorino cheese. 



  1. this sounds amazing! I've never used prosciutto, maybe we will venture into uncharted territory this week!!! thanks for sharing Katie!

    1. Melodee... Will you let me know if this goes to your email? Thanx XoXo

  2. Such an easy and delicious recipe...bookmarking it :-)

  3. Hi pretty lady!

    You should be a chef with all those yummy recipes you post. I love them! My family happens to love anything with pasta. I will print this out and try it. Sorry I haven't visited sooner. I have been busy working on a new look for my site and it's finally done.
    Have a fantastic day and week!
    Janet's Creative Pillows

  4. I have been so in love with spinach these days, adding it to everything, and this looks delish! :)


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