Asparagus, prosciutto & Parmesan pasta

Asparagus, prosciutto & Parmesan pasta
This elegant spaghetti dish is super-easy – and ready in just 20 minutes
Serves 4  / 
Prep 5 mins  / 
Cook 15 mins


400g Co-op spaghetti 500g Co-op British asparagus, chopped into 4cm pieces
80g pack Co-op prosciutto crudo, roughly torn
5 tbsp Co-op olive oil
90g Co-op Parmesan wedge, finely grated
2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
Zest of 1 lemon


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/Gas 6
2. Cook the spaghetti according to the pack instructions
3. While the pasta is cooking, put the asparagus on a roasting tray and nestle the prosciutto around it
4. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of the olive oil, then roast until the prosciutto is crisp and the asparagus is tender — about 10 mins
5. Drain the spaghetti, reserving 80ml of the cooking water, then return to the pan with the reserved water
6. Add most of the Parmesan and the rest of the oil
7. Beat until you have a silky sauce
8. Stir in the parsley, lemon zest, asparagus and prosciutto, then serve sprinkled with the reserved cheese