Spring Pasta with Prosciutto, Leeks, Asparagus and Mushrooms

Someone's baby has been sleeping for 2 hours now so you get a lovely picture thanks to having some more time on my hands!  I don't know if Anderson is experiencing a growth spurt or deciding to be a dream baby who takes long naps, but either way I'm taking it.  While he slumbers I get to share with you another simple supper that comes together quickly, is veg-friendly, and oh-so-satisfying.  I'm sure the heavy whipping cream has nothing to do with that.

This is another recipe from Sunset and one that I threw together for Benjamin the other night when I was going out to dinner!  I had some myself as an appetizer and it's a good thing seeing as we didn't eat til close to 8:30.  If you're a vegetarian you can of course omit the proscuiutto.  You can also add other vegetables to this like peas.  I shared the recipe with a friend who did just that.  She served hers over whole wheat pasta with some herbs of provence and claims she barely got any!  Her combination sounds dreamy and I bet would be really tasty using creme fraiche in there instead of the whipping cream for the sauce!  Aren't you inspired to make it now too?

{Recipe thanks to and adapted from Sunset}

{Ingredients You'll Need}
  • 8 oz. angel hair pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 leek, cleaned and chopped
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 oz. baby bella mushrooms
  • 4 oz thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into strips
  • 1 lb. asparagus- trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile pepper flakes
  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions while you're making the sauce.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan then add the leek, green onion, garlic, and mushrooms about 2 minutes.  Add in the prosciutto and asparagus next and cook until the asparagus is bright green, about 2 minutes.  Add the cream, cheese, pepper and chile flakes.  Reduce the heat and allow it to thicken for about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the pasta to the saucepan and toss it to coat.  Add some pasta water if need be to loosen things up a bit.  Serve immediately with more cheese if you'd like!

1 comment

  1. Dear LB,
    Thank you for planning my meals every week.