PENNE W/ PROSCIUTTO AND SPINACH

This is a rustic and hearty meal that is perfect on a cold winter night!! Everything can be combined ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake.

First, start out by making a thick and smooth besciamella sauce, by whisking some butter, flour,milk, salt and pepper. ( nutmeg optional)

Next, toss in 1lb. of al dente pasta with the warm besciamella sauce in a large bowl, stir in a 10 oz. of frozen chopped spinach which has been thawed and squeezed dry. Fold in 1/2 lb. of diced prosciutto, 1 cup of grated Parm, salt and pepper to taste.

Finally, pour everything into a roasting pan, dot with butter, sprinkle with more cheese, and bake at 450 for about 30 min’s or until golden and a little crunchy!!

Buon Appetito!!

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  1. I have everything I would need to make this pasta dish right now!!!Too bad it is breakfast time……

  2. Wow they just look super delicious. Would love to have a whole plate of it

  3. You know me and my love for “al forno” pasta dishes:) This sounds YUM!!!

  4. This sounds nice and simple and really tasty.

  5. Val, yeah, not to good for breakfast, ha ha!!

    Happy Cook, hi!! good to hear from you, and thanks for stopping by.

    Lor, I’m with you,al forno is like comfort food!

    Kevin, it’s very simple and tastey too!

  6. That sounds like a perfect wintery meal.

  7. I love dishes you can prepare and stick in the fridge until later. This one looks especially yummy :)

  8. oh yum. i have been meaning to try a baked pasta dish — this looks delicious!

  9. I Love making baked pasta and especially with Prosciutto. When I do my contesting, I add it to almost everything!

    Can’t wait to try this!

  10. That looks so goooood! A great winter meal, even for our 50+ degrees here in Southern California…we think it’s cold now. I especially like that you can refrigerate until ready to bake, great for a crowd. I’ll remember this dish!

  11. Susan, it really is!

    Maryann, Me too, and thank you!

    Thanks Katy, I think you’ll like it.

    Jenny, Can’t wait for the big day, keep me informed!

    lori lynn, It is good for a crowd, all can be refrigerated ahead of time!

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