Pasta really is the perfect weeknight meal. This one comes together in less than 15 minutes and the combo of peppery arugula and sweet Proscuitto is amazing. Trader Joes has a lemon pepper pappardelle that is perfect for this dish.
1/2 pound pappardelle or fettuccine
1 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP butter
3 leeks, white and pale greens, thinly sliced
1/4 c chopped fresh chives
Zest from 1 lemon
1 bag arugula
1/3 c finely grated Parmesan
3 oz prosciutto, torn into 1-inch pieces
1/2 c toasted bread crumbs
Cook the pasta 2 minutes shy of they time on the package.
Heat oil and butter and in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Cook leeks until soft, about 8 minutes.
Add pasta and 1 c pasta water to the leeks, zest, pepper, cheese and chives, cook for 2 minutes until the pasta water is mostly absorbed. Stir in arugula and Proscuitto.
To serve sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese and toasted bread crumbs.
Serves 2 – 4.