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Pasta with Peas, Prosciutto and Basil Cream Sauce
Pasta with Peas, Prosciutto and Basil Cream Sauce

Category: Main Dish | Serves: 4

(153 ratings)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 331
Protein: 22 g
Carbs: 51 g
Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 609 mg
Fiber: 3 g

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Try this delicious pasta with Italian prosciutto and a creamy basil cream sauce. Save some for leftovers!
6 oz. of your favorite pasta (suggestion: bowtie, penne, mostaccioli)
1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) peas
1 12-ounce can of nonfat evaporated milk
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 clove garlic, smashed and minced
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 ounces prosciuitto, chopped
1 Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain, then set aside in a serving bowl.
2 While the pasta is cooking, add about 1/2 cup of water and bring to boil in a medium saucepan.
3 Cook peas for 10 minutes then drain and discard remaining water in saucepan. Return peas to saucepan.
4 In a small bowl whisk together the milk and flour then pour over the peas. Add the basil and garlic then stir to combine. Raise heat to medium and stir until thickened.
5 Add the Parmesan cheese and prosciutto and continue stirring until cheese is melted and mixture is combined then pour over the pasta.
6 Toss pasta until well-coated with the sauce then serve with optional garnishes.

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