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Penne Rigate alla Prociutto

INGREDIENTS

Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
6 slices prociutto or pancetta, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and fresh ground pepper
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon sugar
1 pound penne rigate pasta
1 cup heavy cream
Few basil leaves

Fresh Mozzarella

PREPARATION:

  1. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Heat a few drizzles of oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook until soft. Add the prosciutto and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook for a minute. Add the tomatoes and sugar and cook for about 15 minutes.
  3. To the boiling water, add a handful of salt and the rigatoni. Cook until al dente.
  4. Pour the cream into a mixing bowl and whip with a hand mixer until peaks form. Fold it gently into the tomato sauce.
  5. Drain the rigatoni and add to the sauce. Mix to combine and season, if needed. Add the basil and grate fresh mozzarella on top…. serve immediately.

This is so….good! If you don’t have access to prociutto or pancetta you could put in ham. I promise you ..it will not be the same, however, it will still be good. Try to get ham that has had the least amount of processing. No nitrates or nitrites…..It is out there!

If you want the cheesy bread recipe it is here!

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Today’s Menu

Penne Rigate alla Prociutto
&
Cheesy Bread

Ok..so you see that we used styrofoam plates today. It doesn’t happen often but it’s nice to not have as much clean up occasionally. The Rigate was amazing..it was everything I expected and more. I was inspired by a different recipe…changed it up to suit my family and they all loved it. Three cheers to the Italians…they do know their pasta!!! The cheesy bread…WOW! I could eat that with anything….or just by itself.  I do believe I did well tonight. 🙂

If anyone is interested in the recipes..let me know. I don’t have time to post them this evening, so..just let me know. The cheesy bread would be a great addition on Super Bowl Sunday!

 

Update:Recipes are up! Penne Rigate alla Prociutto and Cheesy Bread.

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