Pasta Bake with Prosciutto Recipe

Method

  1.  Preheat own to 190ºC or Gas Mark 5
  2. Grease a large baking dish.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil
  4. Cook shells until firm
  5. Strain the pasta, reserving a cup of pasta water
  6. Put pasta back into the pan
  7. Meanwhile, sauté the proscuitto in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp and golden brown.
  8. Let cool and crumble into small pieces.
  9. Stir the prosciutto, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and 1 1/2 cups of the shredded mozzarella into the cooked noodles.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Pour into prepared baking dish and top with the remaining shredded mozzarella and Parmesan.
  12.  Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 450g pasta shells, or similar shape
  • 115g prosciutto
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 230g chopped ball fresh mozzarella
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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