Asparagus Prosciutto Mac n’ Cheese

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Mac & cheese gets a fresh upgrade with spring-y asparagus, prosciutto and more.


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni noodles
  • ½ teaspoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 8 spears asparagus, cut into tips and 1″ pieces
  • 1/4 cup prosciutto, thinly sliced, diced


  1. Cook pasta noodles al dente, drain and keep warm.
  2. Heat 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat; add butter, garlic, and onions and sauté 3 minutes until softened.
  3. Add asparagus and prosciutto and sauté for an additional 3 minutes.
  4. Combine half and half and cornstarch in a separate bowl.
  5. Reduce heat to medium, stir in half and half mixture and bring to a light simmer until sauce starts to thicken.
  6. Slowly add cheese blend until fully melted. Stir in cooked pasta and heat throughout. Garnish with pine nuts (optional.)