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Kate Winslow
June 2014

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
50 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over moderate heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the prosciutto and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a simmer. Simmer until slightly thickened and well-flavored, about 30 minutes. Stir in the cream and keep warm over low heat.

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  • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling well-salted water until al dente. Drain well. Top the spaghetti with the prosciutto sauce and serve immediately.