Recipe: Spaghetti with wilted peppers

Recipe: Spaghetti with wilted peppers
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

1 hour. 6 servings

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, sliced in ¼-inch half-moons

4 slices prosciutto, cut in ¼-inch ribbons

6 red and yellow bell peppers

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

1 pound spaghetti

Grated Pecorino Romano

1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onion and prosciutto, and cook until the onions have softened but not browned, 6 to 7 minutes.

2. While the onions are cooking, clean the peppers: Cut off the tops and bottoms and remove the seeds and core. Cut into lengthwise quarters and trim away the ribs. Cut into one-fourth-inch crosswise strips. Add the peppers to the skillet with one-half teaspoon salt and reduce the heat to low.

3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers are limp, about 45 minutes. The prosciutto will be frazzled and the onion caramelized. Add the garlic and parsley, and continue cooking while you prepare the pasta.


4. Cook the spaghetti in a large pot of rapidly boiling salted water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and add to the skillet with the peppers. Stir to mix well and divide among 6 warm pasta plates. Dust generously with grated Pecorino Romano and serve immediately.


Calories 405

Protein 14 grams

Carbohydrates 66 grams

Fiber 5 grams

Fat 9 grams

Saturated fat 2 grams

Cholesterol 8 mg

Sugar 7 grams

Sodium 386 mg