When I learned that today is World Pasta Day, my imagination began to run wild. What should I make to celebrate? The options were endless: baked ziti; pasta alla norma; linguine with white clam sauce. What to do?
Then I came across the perfect recipe. It completely rises to the occasion: it's everyday but also gourmet, somewhat healthy yet just indulgent enough, and it epitomizes pasta as the ultimate in comfort food. To get this recipe, which also happens to be quick and easy, read more. 1 pound dried orecchiette or other small shaped pasta Serves 4.
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2/3 cup Italian seasoned dried bread crumbs
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 cup finely chopped prosciutto
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 pound dried orecchiette or other small shaped pasta