Penne Pasta with Peas and Prosciutto

Penne Pasta with Peas and Prosciutto

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"Inspired by depression-era pasta and peas, I decided to do my own take on this meager macaroni. I hope I'm wrong, but I think the next big thing in the food world is going to be these types of 'frugal fabulous' recipes."
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35 m servings 724 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 724 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 122.3g
  • 39%
  • Protein:
  • 34.8 g
  • 70%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 2578 mg
  • 103%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion and prosciutto in hot oil until onion is soft, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper into onion mixture; saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour chicken broth, tomato sauce, and thyme into onion mixture. Add peas and beans; bring to a boil. Stir penne into broth mixture and cook for 7 minutes; remove from heat.
  3. Stir Parmesan cheese into penne mixture, cover the saucepan with a lid, and let sit until the pasta absorbs most of the liquid, about 5 minutes.


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Sorry, we did not like it very much. Made without the beans and followed the rest.

Very good and easy. My kids loved it!

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