Not every meal has to be made from scratch. It’s perfectly fine to use quality prepared ingredients in a simple and delicious dinner. Store bought frozen Cacio e Peppe Mezza Luna combined with a couple of fresh ingredients makes an appetizing and quick weeknight dinner.

Cacio e Pepe Mezza Luna with Crispy Prosciutto

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 4 people



Gather all ingredients before starting recipe

  • Pre heat oven to Convection Oven425 °F
  • Add 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp olive oil to a deep sided skillet over medium low heat and heat until the butter and the oil are warm and combined. About 15 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with non-stick aluminium foil and place florets from 1/2 head fresh broccoli on one half of the sheet and place 6 slices prosciutto , cut into ribbons or halved on the other side of the baking sheet. Lightly sprinkle kosher salt and a drizzle of olive oil on broccoli.
  • Place baking sheet in a preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes.
  • While the broccoli is roasting, bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil, season with kosher salt and add 2/3 lb Baldassare Cacio Pepe Mezza Luna or other prepared frozen stuffed pasta. Reduce heat to medium high and cook according to package directions.
  • When the pasta is cooked, use a slotted spoon and transfer pasta directly from the water to the melted butter and oil combination.
  • Crumble crisp prosciutto into small pieces and scatter over the pasta.
  • Add a generous portion of roasted broccoli to a serving plate and top with the pasta.
  • Grate a generous sprinkling of Pecorino Romano over each serving.

delicious dinner.

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