Prosciutto and asparagus pasta

Prosciutto and asparagus pasta


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About this recipe: Linguine pasta tossed with prosciutto and asparagus is a quick and easy meal to prepare when asparagus is in season. Grate some lemon zest and Parmesan cheese on top before serving. The whole family will love it!


Serves: 6 

  • 1 bunch fresh thin asparagus, trimmed
  • 5 slices prosciutto, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 450g linguine pasta

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Bring a pot of water to the boil; cook asparagus until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove asparagus with a slotted spoon, keeping water boiling.
  2. Cook linguine in the pot of boiling water until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving 3 or 4 tablespoons of the pasta water.
  3. Heat a pan over medium heat; cook prosciutto in hot pan until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove prosciutto from pan and transfer to a chopping board to cool; chop.
  4. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat; cook and stir spring onions until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat; add asparagus.
  5. Combine pasta, reserved pasta water, asparagus and spring onions together in a serving bowl; top with prosciutto.

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