Recipe: Bow Tie Pasta with Crispy Proscuito, Arugula and Pine Nuts

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It doesn’t take a lot of ingredients, effort or money to make a gourmet, delicious pasta dish. Here, a recipe that’s perfect for entertaining without the fuss.

Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Bow Tie Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto Arugula and Pine Nuts
From Chef Peter George, CN Tower, Toronto

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Servings: 4


1 pkg (300 g) Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Bows
6 slices Prosciutto thinly sliced
15 cherry tomatoes cut in half
½ cup (70 g) pine nuts

3 cups (50 g) arugula

1 cup (40 g) shaved Parmesan cheese
¼ cup (30 ml) lemon juice
½ cup (65 ml) extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Step 1: Cook the Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Bows according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold running water until cool. Drain and set aside.

Step 2: Preheat oven to 350° F. Cut the thinly sliced prosciutto into strips and arrange on a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Place the tray into the oven and bake until the prosciutto strips are crisp. Remove from the oven, drain the strips of prosciutto on a piece of paper towel and allow to cool.

Step 3: Place the pine nuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven at 350° F. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Step 4: Place the cooled pasta, arugula, cherry tomatoes and pine nuts in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lemon juice and olive oil and toss to coat the pasta well. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Step 5: Arrange the pasta salad on your favourite serving platter and garnish with the crispy prosciutto and shaved parmesan cheese.


This recipe is part of cookbook called Catelli® Pasta Plus Five: Five-ingredient Summer Pasta Dishes, a project to help food banks across the country. Fifteen of Canada’s leading chefs have contributed to the book, which is available for download free-of-charge here or here.