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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rotini with Kale, Prosciutto & Ricotta

I feel like I haven't been cooking much lately.  I don't know if it's because I've been busier at work, because I was sick for a while, or because it's approaching summertime and we're out more.  Whatever the case, it just hasn't been happening as much.

All the more reason to motivate myself with quick, easy, and super delicious dishes like this one.

How can you go wrong with this combination?  Crispy prosciutto, hearty kale and creamy ricotta.  Light enough for warm weather, too!  Love it.

This should be enough to snap me out of my mini-rut :)

Rotini with Kale, Prosciutto & Ricotta
slightly adapted from Wit + Delight

1 pound rotini (or whatever pasta you like)
5 slices prosciutto (estimate), chopped
1 bunch kale, ends trimmed, rinsed thoroughly
1 lemon
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
5 garlic cloves, chopped
salt and pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Meanwhile, saute prosciutto in some of the oil in a pan until crispy.  Set aside.

Chop kale and add to pan that prosciutto was in with garlic and a little more oil.  Cook until wilted, then squeeze half the lemon on top.

Reserve about 3/4 cup of pasta water before draining.  Add pasta and prosciutto to pan with kale, then ricotta.  Slowly add pasta water until dish reaches desired consistency.  Finish off with remaining half of lemon, red pepper, and salt and pepper to taste.  Toss and serve.

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At June 6, 2012 at 8:31 AM , Blogger Stef said...

Oh, this sounds good!!

At June 6, 2012 at 11:36 PM , Anonymous Nicole, RD said...

This week I found a recipe with kale that I loved. Finally. And it was in pasta. So glad to run across another kale recipe to make...that I know I'll enjoy!

At June 8, 2012 at 4:45 AM , Anonymous Jenny said...

Hello Melissa
Thanks for the rotini with kale prosciutto ricotta recipe.
I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
If you don't mind, can you submit your rotini with kale prosciutto ricotta photo in http://www.foodporn.net ?
It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.


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