Pasta with Spinach, Walnut and Sage Pesto
- prep time 1 min
- total time 15 min
- serves 4
Simple pesto pasta sprinkled with Parmesan and prosciutto.
Michael Smith Chef at Home
1 10 oz bag baby spinach
1 cup walnut pieces
1 cup grated Grana Padano parmesan cheese
12 sage leaves
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup 35% cream
8 slices prosciutto, sliced
1 lb. penne or your favorite pasta
1. Smoothly puree the spinach, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, sage leaves, olive oil, salt and pepper in your food processor. Pour the cream into a small saucepot, add the spinach mixture and heat through.
2. Meanwhile toss the prosciutto into a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry until crispy then drain and blot dry on a paper towel.
3. Cook the pasta in lots of boiling salted water, then toss with the pesto cream and top with the crispy prosciutto.