Monday, August 23, 2010

Bravo! Pasta

Bravo! Pasta

Serves 4-6.

Such a great pasta dish! The Mr./Dr. loved it; I loved it; you will love it!
Source: Betty Crocker's Italian Cooking cookbook

4-1/2 c. tomato sauce (homemade or store-bought)
1 T. butter
1 c. sliced mushrooms (optional)
1/2 c. chopped imported prosciutto or fully cooked ham (about 4 oz.)
2 medium green onions, thinly sliced
1 c. heavy whipping cream
1/2 t. freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 t. pepper
1 lb. package penne (or fettuccine)
1/2 c. freshly grated or shredded imported Parmesan cheese

If making a homemade tomato sauce, prepare it first.

While sauce is simmering, melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms, prosciutto, and onions in butter about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until onions are tender.

Stir in whipping cream, nutmeg, and pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.

Stir in tomato sauce. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.

While sauce is simmering, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain pasta; return to saucepan. Add sauce. Toss gently until pasta is evenly coated. Sprinkle with cheese... and additional green onion, if desired.

A Note From The Little Lady: If you're looking for a great homemade marinara, try this one.

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