Crispy Prosciutto Pasta - Olive Branch Oil & Spice

Crispy Prosciutto Pasta

Apr 05, 2024

Shallots and garlic are caramelized in butter, tossed with spaghetti and topped with crispy prosciutto for a quick and delicious dinner.


  • 3 shallots, sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 8 tablespoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 6 slices prosciutto

  • 1 pound spaghetti

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the spaghetti to al dente.

  3. While the pasta cooks make the sauce by melting the butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add the shallots, garlic, red pepper, salt and pepper and cook over medium low heat for 15 minutes.

  4. Place the prosciutto on a sheet pan and bake for about 10 minutes until crisp. Once crisp remove from the oven and set aside.

  5. When the spaghetti is done, drain reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water. Add the spaghetti, pasta water, and parmesan to the skillet and toss well with the butter.

  6. Top with the crisp prosciutto.

Takes 20 minutes

Serves 4

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