Asparagus and Prosciutto Pasta With Ricotta-Mint Pesto Recipe

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Asparagus and Prosciutto Pasta With Ricotta-Mint Pesto
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  1. Toast crumbs in 2 teaspoons oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until brown, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in zest, salt, and pepper flakes; set aside.
  3. Process mint, ricotta, 1/4 cup oil, lemon juice, Parmesan, pine nuts, salt, and black pepper for the pesto in a food processor; set aside.
  4. Saute prosciutto in 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over med-high heat until crisp, 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  6. Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil; add the asparagus and boil 2-3 minutes.
  7. With a slotted spoon, transfer the asparagus to a bowl of ice water, then drain.
  8. Saute asparagus in same skillet used for prosciutto, 5 minutes.
  9. Deglaze the pan with wine and reduce until evaporated; set aside.
  10. Cook pasta according to package directions in the same water used to boil the asparagus; reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain.
  11. Combine the pasta with pesto and reserved pasta water in the pasta pot, then transfer to a serving bowl.
  12. Top pasta with asparagus, prosciutto, and bread crumb mixture.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 316.57 Kcal (1325 kJ)
Calories from fat 177.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.76g 30%
Cholesterol 39.15mg 13%
Sodium 882.67mg 37%
Potassium 320.32mg 7%
Total Carbs 16.72g 6%
Sugars 2.28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.84g 7%
Protein 16.05g 32%
Vitamin C 5.7mg 9%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Calcium 132.2mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 145.45 Kcal (609 kJ)
Calories from fat 81.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.08g 30%
Cholesterol 17.99mg 13%
Sodium 405.55mg 37%
Potassium 147.17mg 7%
Total Carbs 7.68g 6%
Sugars 1.05g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.85g 7%
Protein 7.37g 32%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 9%
Iron 0.9mg 11%
Calcium 60.7mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.6
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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