A Beautiful Creamy Pasta Dinner!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Fresh or dried Pappardelle pasta (4 servings)
(4 ) 1/4 inch slices of Tasso Ham, julienned
1 medium sweet onion, sliced thin
4 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1/2 cup half & half
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 stick butter
1/tsp Smoked paprika
1/2 cup reserved pasta water
minced parsley for garnish
Bring salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to directions. In a skillet, add; butter on medium heat, then add onion slices, paprika and garlic. Saute onions and garlic until tender. Add in Tasso ham and saute for 5 minutes. Pour in half & half, heavy cream and reduce heat to a simmer and cook until sauce thickens. Drain pasta, but reserve some pasta water. Toss past in the Tasso cream, add pasta water to sauce if needed to thin the sauce. Salt and pepper to taste. (Be careful not to over salt, the Tasso ham brings salt to the dish) Garnish with minced parsley.