Sauce of the Day: Prosciutto & Butter Pasta Sauce

by Shawnda on January 29, 2007

in Pasta, Rice, and Grains

The simplicity of this sauce makes it one of my favorites. The fact that it’s quick, easy, and made of butter and meat doesn’t hurt either!

The butter is slightly sweet which marries well with the saltiness of prosciutto. I’m anti-margarine but if you’re calorie-conscious, you can save 25 calories per tablespoon and use Smart Balance butter (but not the spread).

4 Tbsp unsalted butter
6 slices prosciutto, diced
Freshly ground black pepper

Melt butter over medium heat and add prosciutto. Cook until the prosciutto just starts to crisp and turn brown around the edges. Toss over cooked and drained pasta, hit with a few grinds of black pepper, and enjoy.


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1 TexanNewYorker January 30, 2007 at 9:51 am

Sometimes the best things in life really are the most simple. This sounds DELICIOUS. Just discovered your blog via Simply Recipes (via the Homesick Texan spotlight) and am looking forward to getting lost in your archives!


2 foodiebride January 30, 2007 at 3:50 pm

TexanNewYorker – thanks! Hope you find something good in there :)


3 Brilynn January 30, 2007 at 5:27 pm

Butter makes everything better! I’m finding some great ideas here…


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