Learn how to make a favorite Italian-style pasta dish with creamy mascarpone and prosciutto. The best part? It is ready to eat in about 20 minutes.
Here is one of my favorite, super easy, last minute go-to dinner recipes. A pasta that’s flavorful and delicate. Light, creamy and cheesy all in the same mouthwatering bite.
Just picture this: fresh egg tagliatelle (even better if homemade!) coated with a scrumptious layer of mascarpone sauce, exploding with bits of heavenly prosciutto, all mingled with crunchy walnuts pieces and freshly grounded pepper.
Are your tastebuds as excited as mine now?!? Well, if you’ve never enjoyed the flavor combination of mascarpone cheese with prosciutto (a common pizza topping in Italy) you really should! It’s a true match made in heaven. Italian food heaven in this case … if there is such a thing :)
What’s not to love about dinner that tastes this delicious, requires only a handful of ingredients (check the list below!!) AND is ready in less than 20 minutes?!? I’m serious, by the time you boil the water, and cook the pasta (which could be as little as five minutes if you use fresh egg tagliatelle), the sauce will be ready. Toss it all together and eat it as fast as you can. I’m sure once you try it too, it will end up in your list of best-loved, Italian dishes.
This pasta is great for any week night dinner for the family or a quick get-together with friends. But it’s also perfect for a fancier dinner party. Yes, your guests will be impressed by the choice of selected, delicate and oh-so Italian ingredients. Just make sure not to mention your guests it only took you 20 minutes to whip it up … It will be our little secret.Print
Born and raised in Venice, Italy, Manuela now lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles, California. In her blog, Cooking with Manuela, she strives to share her passion for Italian food. As a mom of two young boys, most of her dinner preparations are done while checking homework, quizzing for science tests, and looking for Lego pieces. Her step-by-step recipes help readers create delicious food while on a busy schedule. There is nothing as special as ending your day with your family or friends sharing a good conversation and a tasty homemade meal.