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Penne with prosciutto, Parmesan and asparagus
Penne with prosciutto, Parmesan and asparagus

Penne with prosciutto, Parmesan and asparagus

Preparation 10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 500 ml (2 cups) asparagus, cut into 2 to 3 cm (1 in.) lengths
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 250 ml (1 cup) white wine
  • 250 ml (1 cup) chicken broth
  • 1 package of 454 g (1 lb), of penne, cooked al dente
  • 250 ml (1 cup) prosciutto, julienned
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) pine nuts, toasted
  • 250 ml (1 cup) Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Cook the penne following the directions on the package.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the asparagus and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add the green onion and the garlic.
  6. Cook for another minute, stirring continuously. 
  7. Moisten with white wine and reduce to half.
  8. Add the broth and the pasta.
  9. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  10. Remove from the heat.
  11. Add the prosciutto, pine nuts and Parmesan.
  12. Stir well.
  13. Serve hot.
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