If you could use a change from marinara, this light tomato cream sauce is a perfect choice, nicely blended with romano cheese, peas and prosciutto. It takes all of about 10 minutes to make and will soon become one of your favorite pasta sauces.
Serve up deliciousness with my Capellini D’Angelo.
During the years that I worked as a Restaurant Chef, one thing I learned right away was to make every course on your menu interesting.
One of my favorite courses has always been the Primi Piatti, first course, which in Italy is the Pasta Course. This is where you can really make the meal interesting. There are so many different pasta shapes and types to choose from and so many wonderful sauces that the combinations are limitless. If your only choices are a marinara or a meat sauce, well it’s time to find a new restaurant.
As I worked with this recipe it came together perfectly, it had a subtle tomato flavor without the heaviness of a full cream sauce, nicely balanced with the prosciutto and sweet peas. The sauce itself goes together in about 10 minutes and is a nice change from most of the heavier pasta sauces.
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- 1 Cup Crushed Tomatoes - San Marzano
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Cup Chicken Stock
- 1/2 cup grated Romano Cheese
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 6 oz mushrooms sliced
- 1/2 cup sweet baby peas
- 2 oz prosciutto cut into strips
- 1 pound Capellini or the pasta of your choice
- black pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
- 1/2 tsp granulated onion
- Additional Romano Cheese to serve with dish
- in a sauce pot add the olive oil and mushroom and sautee mushrooms till tender
- add the crushed tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes
- add the chicken stock, and heavy cream, mix well
- add romano cheese, granulated garlic, onion and black pepper, making sure everything is well blended in the sauce, then turn down heat and allow to simmer and reduce to thicken the sauce for about 10 minutes
- remove from heat
- boil water per directions for pasta and cook pasta
- when pasta is 3-4 minutes from being done, place sauce back on medium heat and add peas and prosciutto to sauce, allow to simmer until pasta is ready.*
- then serve immediately