Pasta lovers rejoice! You will love the unique, slightly sweet, flavor of this linguine that features prosciutto and capers. A simple and satisfying dish!
Happy Sunday! IMO, Sundays are made for comfort food and relaxation. For me, there is no better comfort food than pasta. I have always been a huge fan of Italian cuisine, and this pasta dish is no exception.
I wanted this dish to include meat, but I wanted something other than beef or chicken. Prosciutto is not something I would have considered until I came across this recipe. I was intrigued and decided to give it a try. Delicious! To be honest, it's been a couple of weeks since I tasted this dish and the leftovers are looong gone, but as I recall it has a salty sweetness that I haven't experienced with other pasta dishes I've tasted. It really is quite good.
One other thing definitely worth mentioning is that this recipe is quick (30-minute meal) and perfect for a weeknight. To quote Ina Garten, who doesn't like that?
Update: A big thank you to Merry from Merry About Town for featuring this recipe on Monday Funday Linky Party 11-2-15. The Linky party is open every Monday and hosted by Merry, Randa from The Bewitchin' Kitchen, Ladena from My Baby Stuff, and Ninja Mommers. A huge thank you to them for hosting the party!
Linguine with Prosciutto Tomato Sauce
- 8 oz. linguine
- 3 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3 oz. prosciutto thinly sliced and coarsely chopped
- 2 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes with Italian herbs
- 4 tablespoon fresh basil coarsely chopped and divided
- 2 tablespoon capers
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Cook linguine according to package instructions. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan, add olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 3-4 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and chopped prosciutto. Saute for 1-2 minutes or until garlic is light golden brown. Lower heat, add tomatoes and 2 Tbsp. basil, and simmer uncovered for 25 minutes. (If the mixture seems too thick, add a little bit of water.) Stir in the remaining basil, capers, salt and pepper. Simmer for two minutes.
- Add pasta to warmed bowls and top with sauce.