Prosciutto and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
Holy wow, this one turned out amazing!! This pasta ended up being so smooth and perfect, and it was SO easy! The saltiness of the prosciutto, the sweetness of the tomatoes, and the smooth creaminess from the cream cheese all came together to create an unbeatable pasta! If you're looking for a recipe to impress, look no further.
To start, you'll need:
Prosciutto (1/2 package, give or take)
1/4-1/2 C julienned sun dried tomatoes
2 T butter
~4 T minced garlic
2 cans chicken broth
1 lb fettuccine
1/2 brick cream cheese
Salt and pepper
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a deep skillet. Cut up your prosciutto and toss it into the skillet to crisp it up a bit. I always have the hardest time cutting prosciutto and end up shredding it lol. Add in the sundried tomatoes, garlic, and Italian seasoning to your tastes. I used about a half cup of tomatoes and about 4 tablespoons of minced garlic. Cook it all together for a few minutes until everything is fragrant and to your liking.
Next add in your pasta and 2 cans of chicken broth. Cover the pan and let it simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente and most the broth is absorbed.
Once the pasta is done, cut up a half a brick of cream cheese and add it to the pan, stirring until melted. Next sprinkle the top with the shredded cheese and add in just enough heavy cream to make the sauce nice and smooth. (About a 1/2-1 cup, if I had to guess). Here I added a dash of onion powder, salt, and white pepper. Stir it all up, and voila! A pasta fit to write home about!
On a side note, I think I also added red pepper flakes when I added the Italian seasoning. Can't be certain, but either way I think it would be good 🤣
I honestly amazed myself with this one, so if you try it, let me know how it turned out!