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Crispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

Crispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo – A quick dinner, in under 30 minutes using jarred alfredo sauce, roasted red peppers, and crisped prosciutto.Crispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo ~ A quick dinner, in under 30 minutes using jarred alfredo sauce, roasted red peppers, and crisped prosciutto ~ The Complete SavoristI need a nap! Do you? I feel like I am always running from one thing to the next. But to be honest, I love it. I love the busyness of our little life. El’s social life is bustling. I’ve been paying more attention to mine. Work is slamming busy and that just excites me.

Sometimes, dinner gets short-changed in the hustle and bustle of our routine. Sometimes it’s take out or fast food.  And sometimes it’s dinner help from the grocery store.


When getting help for dinner, I look for the three no’s: no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, and no high fructose corn syrup. Turn’s out Ragu Pasta Sauces all have the three no’s. I even learned that Ragu Pasta Sauces were created by a lady named Assunta Cantisano. She was an immigrant with an entrepreneurial spirit and she was a single mom. Outside the immigrant thing, she and I have some things in common.

When I was reading about Assunta’s story, I couldn’t help but think of my paternal great-grandmother. She was an Italian immigrant. Her husband died young, leaving her to raise their 5 children alone in New York. My great-grandmother passed her fortitude onto my Grandmother and that has been passed to me. Sure, I am not raising 5 kids in depression-era New York, but my life isn’t without it’s own unique challenges. One of the things I have been taught is that it is okay to ask for help. Hence, I ended up on the jarred sauce aisle of my grocery store.

I decided to try Ragu’s Roasted Garlic Parmesan sauce…basically alfredo sauce amped up. I’m a huge fan of both roasted garlic and parmesan, so this had to be the one to try. I was chatting with a friend about what I might add to this dish to make it a full meal (because we all know I can’t just leave something alone) and he suggested roasted red peppers and some pan-crisped prosciutto. It sounded perfect to me, so that’s exactly what I did. And he was right on the money with those suggestions. The smokey, yet sweet flavor of the peppers and the salty crispiness of the prosciutto were a match made in heaven with Ragu’s Roasted Garlic Parmesan Sauce. I sprinkled a bit of fresh parsley in and dinner was done. Elizabeth and I almost skipped the plates and just ate it directly from the pan…Voilà, Crispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo!Crispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo ~ A quick dinner, in under 30 minutes using jarred alfredo sauce, roasted red peppers, and crisped prosciutto ~ The Complete SavoristCrispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo ~ A quick dinner, in under 30 minutes using jarred alfredo sauce, roasted red peppers, and crisped prosciutto ~ The Complete SavoristCrispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo ~ A quick dinner, in under 30 minutes using jarred alfredo sauce, roasted red peppers, and crisped prosciutto ~ The Complete SavoristCrispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo ~ A quick dinner, in under 30 minutes using jarred alfredo sauce, roasted red peppers, and crisped prosciutto ~ The Complete Savorist

Crispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 12 oz pasta , cooked according to package directions (tortiglioni, penne, rigatoni, rotini)
  • 3 oz package prosciutto; diced
  • 5 oz roasted red peppers; drained and diced
  • 1-2 tsp water
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley; divided 1:1
  • 1 Jar Ragu Roasted Garlic Parmesan sauce

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain thoroughly.
  2. Dice the prosciutto and add it to a hot pan, cook until crisp, about 5 minutes; remove from pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the diced roasted red peppers.
  4. Add the water to deglaze the pan, pulling up the browned prosciutto and pepper bits from the bottom of the pan.
  5. Pour the Ragu Roasted Garlic and Parmesan sauce into the pan and mix it into the red peppers.
  6. Stir in one teaspoon of parsley.
  7. Once the pasta is cooked and drained, add it to the sauce.
  8. Stir in the prosciutto.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining parsley and serve.

Crispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo ~ A quick dinner, in under 30 minutes using jarred alfredo sauce, roasted red peppers, and crisped prosciutto ~ The Complete SavoristCrispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo ~ A quick dinner, in under 30 minutes using jarred alfredo sauce, roasted red peppers, and crisped prosciutto ~ The Complete SavoristThere is a delicious contest running over on Food.com. The contest is titled Ready. Set. Cook! and it challenges home cooks to create new and unique recipes featuring Ragu sauce plus a set list of other ingredients.  They want to hear how you gather your family around the table. Share your mealtime tradition, or start a new one, by submitting your original recipe starring Ragú–The Grand Prize is $3000.
Crispy Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo ~ A quick dinner, in under 30 minutes using jarred alfredo sauce, roasted red peppers, and crisped prosciutto ~ The Complete Savorist

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Christie
    November 10, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Love how you used a jar sauce and added more delicious flavor for an easy weeknight meal

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    November 10, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Really wish I could enter!! But I can try all the delicious recipes I am seeing and yours sounds awesome! My husband would be all over the prosciutto!

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    christine
    November 10, 2015 at 6:38 am

    I’m not sure about a lot of things in life but I am sure of this – If you start a recipe title w/ “Crispy Prosciutto” you can bet I will be trying it!

  • Reply
    Barrett @dirtylaundrykitchen.com
    November 10, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Gorgeous photos. This looks nice and easy.

  • Reply
    Abigail Raines
    November 10, 2015 at 8:47 am

    We certainly eat with our eyes first and I find this pasta dish to be quite a delight and looks so yum, too!

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    Julia
    November 10, 2015 at 11:20 am

    This pasta dish sounds so comforting and perfect for a fall day! Love that crispy prosciutto!

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    Betty
    November 10, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I don’t usually buy gated sources, but this looks so good I am going to try it. So easy to prepare.

  • Reply
    Emily
    November 10, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    ooo yummy!! that looks incredible! I love while sauce on pasta. mmmm

  • Reply
    Melanie
    November 11, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I am always looking for ways to dress up pasta! Thanks!

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    Nicole
    November 11, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Would love to prepare this for Christmas parties!

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    reesa
    November 13, 2015 at 7:54 am

    What a delicious combo!

  • Reply
    Tonia from TheGunnySack
    November 13, 2015 at 10:02 am

    It’s not even lunchtime yet and now I’m craving this for dinner!

  • Reply
    tanya
    November 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    This is what I call comfort food, I can’t get enough!

  • Reply
    Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
    November 13, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I used jarred sauce sometimes too. 🙂 This looks delicious! Love how you dressed it up!

  • Reply
    jamie
    November 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I love anything with roasted red peppers!

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    becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
    November 13, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    The perfect comfort food!! Love this!

  • Reply
    Maris (In Good Taste)
    November 14, 2015 at 8:39 am

    mmmm. I have a lot of prosciutto in my fridge. This is great inspiration!

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    November 14, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I love using creamy sauce in pasta. Great use of Ragu in this recipe.

  • Reply
    Nutmeg Nanny
    November 14, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Oh man this is the perfect cold weather meal!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    November 15, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I power nap is always a good thing. So is a power meal. I love the ease of this one with the jarred Alfredo and crispy prosciutto. So flavorful!!!

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    Barb
    November 15, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    This looks very tasty. I love the idea of using the prosciutto.

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    Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
    November 15, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    This sauce sounds amazing! I love how easy this comes together.

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    Caroline | carolinescooking
    November 19, 2015 at 5:15 am

    Your pictures are so pretty and I love the flavors you have added to make a tasty dinner.

  • Reply
    Derek
    November 28, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    This literally made my stomach growl when I saw it. Awesome!

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