Sunday, March 29, 2009

recipe by request:: penne pasta in a cream sauce with gorgonzola, prosciutto, ham, and peas

Serves about 4 - best if TOSSED with noodles instead of ladled over (VERY RICH!)

1/4th pound penne pasta
¼ cup olive oil
1/8th cup chopped green onion
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup crumbled gorgonzola
¼ cup cream
1 tbsp minced garlic
¼ lb prosciutto
+/- diced ham
+/- peas (fresh or frozen)

Dice prosciutto. Add to bowl with green onion, parsley, ham, peas, lightly salt with garlic salt (or add minced garlic). Heat oil (medium heat). Cook until sizzling (about 5 mins), stir frequently. Add cream and bring to boil. Cook 10 minutes or until thickened. Add gorgonzola, turn heat to low, simmer 5 mins or until cheese melted. Toss with penne pasta or serve over penne pasta. Can toss with parmesan and black pepper if desired.

Modification: I don't think that the garlic is much needed. The sauce is very flavorful. I didn't have minced or fresh garlic, so I used garlic salt (lightly).

1 comment:

Life in vet school said...

Mmm, sounds delicious -- thank you!