Creamy Penne With Prosciutto, Pimiento and Peas

Creamy Penne With Prosciutto, Pimiento and Peas

Time: 35 mins


  • 1 lb penne rigate
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimiento
  • 2 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2 In a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring cream, 1-1/2 cups cheese, pepper and salt just to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Remove from heat.
  • 4 Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente; drain. Return pasta to pot, stir in prosciutto, peas, pimiento and cream sauce, mixing well and making sure pasta is well-coated. Transfer to a 2-quart shallow baking dish and bake 15 minutes.
  • 5 Stir pasta well to redistribute sauce, then sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese (about 2 T.). Turn on broiler and broiler about 2-4 minutes, until top is lightly browned.
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