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pappardelle_proscuitto Happy Monday! We are coming at you with this simple pasta combo that we are really into for summer. Great for this nights where you want some carb action, but not like carbonara heavy carb action. The proscuitto gives this pasta the heft it needs, but lets the lemon and thyme sing in a super refreshing way. It’s a really easy dish to whip on up on those weekdays when you come home and don’t really feel like cooking. We added a bunch of a arugula so you can also feel like you’re eating an appropriate amount of greens. :)
♥ Teri

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Pappardelle with Prosciutto, Arugula and Lemon

Serves 3 to 4

Ingredients:
16 ounces pappardelle
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons minced thyme
2 heaping cups arugula
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 ounces grated Parmesan
3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into bite-sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste
garnish:
lemon zest
grated Parmesan

1. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Once water is boiling add a small handful of salt, followed by the pappardelle and boil, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente, 6 to 7 minutes (for dry pasta).
2. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta water and set aside.
3. Place a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add oil.
4. Once the skillet is hot add shallots and garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes.
5. Add thyme and continue to sauté for an additional minute.
6. Add the arugula, lemon zest, juice, and pasta water to the skillet and toss together until the arugula is partially wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
7. Add the pasta and grated Parmesan to the skillet and toss together.
8. Once the arugula has just wilted completely, remove from heat and add the torn prosciutto. Lightly season with salt and pepper and toss together.
9. Top dish with additional Parmesan and lemon zest and serve.

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  1. Christen Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow! This looks really delicious and I’m definitely saving for a future meal plan!

  2. Missy Not Specified Not Specified

    If a pasta can possible sound light and refreshing, this is it! I love the thick cut noodles and the zesty but simple sauce. Adding it to my recipe list! Check out http://www.behindtheplates.com for some more pasta inspiration too!

  3. Carrie Earl Williams Not Specified Not Specified

    Definetely tonight’s dinner… Or maybe breakfast if I can’t wait that long! Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Sabrina B Not Specified Not Specified

    yes, nice summer alternative to carbonara, love the lemon and prosciutto, thank you

  5. Eden Passante Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds so good! Might need to be dinner tonight!!

  6. Jennifer Not Specified Not Specified

    I made this tonight and it was simply delicious and perfect for summer! Thank you!

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