When it comes to cooking everyone is on a crunch for time and the last thing anyone wants to do after a long day is spend a lot of time over the stove when you could be relaxing. There are a number of recipes that you can throw together in a few minutes and one of my favorites is actually one that I picked up on in college, Prosciutto Pasta.

Prosciutto Pasta is actually a very quick recipe that is also fairly cheap to make with fresh ingredients. The final dish is something fresh, healthy and great for the whole family.


1 - 12 Oz Package of Bowtie Pasta

1 - Bulb of Garlic

1 - 6 Oz Package of Baby Spinach

1 - 8 Oz Package of Parmesan Cheese

.25 - Cup of Olive Oil

0.5lb of sliced Prosciutto



  • Bring water to boil and add pasta. You can also add some freshly shredded basil to the water for some extra flavor.
  • Taking 3-4 cloves of garlic, thinly slice and begin to fry with some olive oil until semi-translucent.
  • Shred the prosciutto slices into smaller pieces and add to olive oil and garlic. Cook to season.
  • Drain the pasta and then add the prosciutto ingredients and the baby spinach, stir.
  • Plate and add Parmesan cheese to top.

The total time for this dish is only about 15-20min and serves 4.

To add a little more zest you can add some lemon juice to the mix or even a bit of seasoning. This is a quick and tasty base dish that you can modify to suit your tastes and it won't break your wallet.