I have a relationship with Bon Appetit and ALDI. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
About a year ago I had an opportunity to visit the ALDI test kitchen and take a tour of one of their Chicago stores. Since that trip, I have added ALDI in to my regular grocery store rotation. I love to pop in frequently for their special buys and new featured products, as well as to pick up my favorites. When I was challenged to prepare a delicious meal for four for under $10 I knew ALDI would come through with quality ingredients at affordable prices.
One of my favorite items to buy at ALDI is their cheese. They always have a huge selection- including everything from aged white sharp cheddar to brie and flavored goat cheeses. I knew I wanted my recipe to include one of their unbeatable cheeses, so I chose my other components from there. It was also my most expensive ingredient of the meal- a deliciously aromatic Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy. Their Specially Selected Parmigiano Reggiano is matured for fourteen months for a distinctive flavor and grainy texture.
I found a box of linguine pasta on sale for $0.49 and snatched it up; the price was perfect for my budget and I knew I could create a filling meal with it. I also found some Specially Selected Prosciutto Panino. Honestly, when I grabbed it I didn’t notice that it was mozzarella cheese wrapped in prosciutto… which probably tells you how often I cook with prosciutto. It ended up working out perfectly, instead of browning it with the garlic I opted to toss it in at the end; I still got the flavor I wanted from the prosciutto and the added cheesiness from the mozzarella.
Travel to Italy with is pasta topped with a creamy parmesan sauce and prosciutto.
- 1 lb Linguine pasta
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 4 oz Parmigiano Reggiano grated
- 3 oz Prosciutto Mozzarella Panino chopped
Cook pasta as directed on the package.
While pasta is cooking, add minced garlic and 1 tbsp butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until butter is melted and garlic is fragrant.
Add cream and bring to a boil.
Add the grated Parmesan and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.
Pour the cream sauce over the cooked and drained pasta.
Toss with chopped prosciutto.
Season with salt and pepper.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my favorite #ALDIfinds. This past week included a refreshing sparkling lemonade and milk chocolate covered sea salt caramel almonds. So good!