Pasta with Prosciutto

Prosciutto gives a burst of flavor to this Italian-style combo of angel hair pasta, fresh mushrooms, baby spinach, and Parmesan cheese. This is a quick yet fresh meal--perfect for busy weeknights.

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces dried angel hair pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 of a medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into 3/4-inch strips
  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Shaved or finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
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Directions
1. 
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to saucepan; cover and keep warm.
2. 
Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil and margarine over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, onion, and prosciutto. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms and onion are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
3. 
Add the pasta, spinach, the 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, the salt, and black pepper to mushroom mixture; toss gently to combine. Divide the pasta mixture between 2 shallow pasta bowls or dinner plates. If desired, sprinkle with the shaved Parmesan cheese.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 469, Fat, total (g) 21, chol. (mg) 30, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 49, Monosaturated fat (g) 10, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 5, pro. (g) 23, vit. A (RE) 0, vit. A (IU) 1797.84, vit. C (mg) 8.86, Thiamin (mg) 0.64, Riboflavin (mg) 0.59, Niacin (mg) 6.12, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.35, Folate (g) 145.15, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.43, sodium (mg) 1232, Potassium (mg) 573, calcium (mg) 222.13, iron (mg) 3.24, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 3, Medium-Fat Meat () 1.5, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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