Our Favorite Standby Dinner Dish

June 11, 2009

71017847You know those nights when all you want is a good, home-cooked meal that will leave you satisfied and frankly, feeling pretty darn good about your skills in the kitchen? We don’t have those nights too often (not good, we know), but when we do and our creative skills seem to be a lakin’, we turn to our favorite standby of all time: Asparagus & Prosciutto Pasta.

One word comes to mind when we think of this dish: A-MAZ-ING. It’s the ultimate in comfort food as far as we’re concerned & while it definitely won’t make your waistline any trimmer, it will leave you full and frankly, really happy. It comes inspired by our very favorite cookbook as well.

So here’s how to do it. (Might we mention we also love it because it’s so easy?!)

Cook your desired amount of pasta (our favorite is Fusilli) and when it is about half way done get started on your add-ons and sauce like so:

Add one teaspoon of olive oil to a skillet and place small slices of asparagus (they should be slivers about the size of a dime and about a 1/4 inch thick) into the pan.

Monitor the asparagus closely and as it gets tender, add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to your skillet.

Throw in a dash of salt & pepper to the mixture and begin to stir in parmesan cheese (shredded works best). Once your sauce has reached its desired consistency (you want it to be cheesy and thick, but not sticky, so make cream and/or cheese additions as necessary), turn off your burner.

Once your pasta has finished, add it into the large skillet and place 1/4 cup of sliced or torn prosciutto into the mix.

And that’s it! so few ingredients and so easy, but our absolute fav.

Do you have a standby dish? Tell us what it is! As you can tell, we could probably afford to add a few to our repitoire!

photo courtesy of YumSugar

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