One-Pan Creamy Parmesan Spaghetti Recipe Is Pasta Magic In 20 Minutes by Donna John

One-Pan Creamy Parmesan Spaghetti Recipe Is Pasta Magic In 20 Minutes

Pasta in a creamy garlic Parmesan sauce, speckled with crisp prosciutto or ham, is insanely delicious. Not to mention that this easy pasta recipe cooks in one pan, and in only about 20 minutes. When you need an easy and delicious dinner on the table fast, this is pasta perfection. 

The recipe is easy to make and has minimal prep. Prosciutto or ham is cooked in a skillet until crispy. Add the butter and garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, then pour in the chicken broth and milk. Next add the uncooked spaghetti noodles and crispy prosciutto. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook about 15 minutes or until the pasta is al dente. Stir in the freshly grated Parmesan cheese and your dinner is complete and ready to be enjoyed. 

Serve this quick one-pan creamy Parmesan and prosciutto spaghetti recipe with a salad and garlic bread. Be sure to print the recipe to share with friends and family. They'll thank you! 

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Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1/3 cup chopped prosciutto or chopped ham
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces spaghetti or fettuccine
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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Recipe Notes

  • You could substitute bacon or chopped ham for the prosciutto, if desired.
  • Leave out the meat for a vegetarian pasta dinner.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook the prosciutto in a skillet until crisp. Remove to a plate.
  2. Melt the butter in the same pan. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth and milk. Add the noodles and prosciutto. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 15 to 18 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 354

Total Fat: 14.2g

Saturated Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 83mg

Sodium: 802mg

Total Carbohydrate: 36.7g

Dietary Fiber: 0.1g

Total Sugars: 3.1g

Protein: 20.3g

Vitamin D: 4mcg

Calcium: 283mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 290mg

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Elisa Schmitz
This is my dream dinner. So easy and so darn delish! #yum
All the yumminess right here...
Quick and easy! Tasted great and i paired with a white zin...berengier and it all went down good.
Elisa Schmitz
So glad you enjoyed this easy, delicious recipe, Sa1 ! I like your pairing, too. Thank you for sharing, and for being part of our community! Donna John
Donna John
Yes, white zin is a great wine choice. So glad you enjoyed it! Sa1
Mary Annie Lebold
Made this last night for our dinner. It came out exactly like the picture and earned a “You can make this again!” rating by My Darling Dale.
Elisa Schmitz
So great to hear that, Mary Annie Lebold ! Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed it. Please feel free to share any other experiences with our recipes, and thanks for being part of our community! Donna John

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