Get ready for some butter, and lots of it. Lemony Pasta with Prosciutto combines al-dente spaghetti with one stick of butter (keep reading, please), lots and lots of lemon, and a salty topping of thinly sliced prosciutto. It’s an easy pasta dinner idea with just 4 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) that’s equally as perfect for an elegant winter meal as it is for springy weeknight supper.
If cooking with that amount of butter intimidates you, I’d implore you to step outside of your comfort zone for this one. We’re supposed to do one thing per day that scares us, right?
Lemon and butter play so well together, like good kids sharing their toys. The butter brings richness and flavor while lemon provides just enough pucker to make each bite come to life. With a few cracks of black pepper, the pasta would be complete, but a few ribbons of pink prosciutto add even more decadence and deliciousness. Gild the lily, as they say.
It’s comfort food at it’s simplest: A few great ingredients that come together in less than a half hour to make something great for a special occasion, or for any unspecial night that requires an extra pat of butter, or two.
Let’s make Lemony Pasta with Prosciutto