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Conchiglie pasta with prosciutto ham, shitake mushrooms and parmesan cheese sauce.

Tasty, filling and easy to cook, our conchiglie pasta dish is perfect for a quick dinner solution. Filled with delicious prosciutto ham, shitake mushrooms and a creamy parmesan cheese sauce, this dish is sure to satisfy.

Serves x4


  • The White Sauce
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 500ml of whole/semi-skimmed milk
  • Two tablespoons of double cream
  • 1 Clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 50g Shaved parmesan cheese

The pasta 

  • 300g Conchiglie pasta
  • 500ml of boiling water
  • Two tablespoons of salt

The Mushrooms and prosciutto. 

  • 200g prosciutto ham
  • 200g Shitake Mushrooms (sliced)

The Cheese

200g Parmesan Cheese (shaved)

Conchiglie pasta by Paul Watters
Conchiglie pasta by Paul Watters

The Method. 

  1. Firstly get the water on for the pasta. Add the salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta and stir to prevent sticking, and cook for 12 minutes. Continue stirring occasionally.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, bring the 500ml of milk to the boil. In a separate pan, melt down the butter, add the garlic and cook for a few minutes. Mix in the flour well until a paste has formed, continue to whisk, gradually adding the milk until a sauce has formed; then add parmesan.
  4. (To create parmesan shavings, get the parmesan and a potato peeler, simply peel the parmesan from the side; this is parmesan shavings).
  5. In a separate pan, drizzle in a little olive oil and add a knob of butter, add mushrooms and season with salt and black pepper. Add half of the prosciutto and cook for a few minutes stirring well; add the parmesan cheese sauce and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Once the pasta is cooked, strain and add to the sauce and mix well, check the seasoning.
  6. Serve on heated bowls or plates, add the remaining parmesan on top and Place the remaining prosciutto on top.
  7. For an extra finish, why not try chopped flat-leaf parsley for additional colour and serve delicious garlic bread.

Feel free to contact me at Paulwatters35@gmail.com or visit my Facebook page, simple tasty healthy by PW, for more recipe ideas. 

Paul Watters 

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