Pear + Prosciutto Pasta

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We’ve all got our go-to after dinner treat. Ice cream, a cupcake, Dunkaroos, a stiff drink, the options are endless.

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Some of us have been eating the same dessert every night for 10 years. Some of us are insecure & addicted to routine, OK?

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When Nabisco released The Mint Oreo, my world got brighter. I don’t remember the first time I tasted one, but I think we must have broken the space-time continuum or something.

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After years of trial & error, I’ve finally perfected the Oreo-eating experience.

1) Only eat the mint flavor – please don’t argue, I will squash you.

2) Pair with a giant glass of skim milk. Take one Oreo between your thumb & index finger, above either of the O’s on the Oreo. Dip into the milk up to the second letter (R or E depending on which end you’re dipping from) for 8 seconds. Eat the softened half. Repeat.

3) Only eat them when wearing your sleepy pants so you can wipe any milk residue on them. (Don’t scowl at me)

4) Eat no less than 6 at a time. An entire sleeve is acceptable if a good television show is on, you’re sad, you’re happy, or you looked really skinny that day.

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Eat 3 bowls of this & then test out the above. You might need a Tums or something, but totally worth it.


Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4


  • 1 package of whole grain pasta
  • 8 oz. of prosciutto
  • 2 red anjou pears
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 2 oz. of goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. of butter
  • 1 tsp. of oregano
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Cook pasta to al dente, drain
  • In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add garlic, cook for another 1-2 minutes
  • Add pear + prosciutto, let warm through
  • Add pasta + butter back to the pot it was cooked in
  • Combine with pear + prosciutto mix + oregano + crushed red pepper + S+P
  • Stir in goat cheese letting coat all of the noodles
  • Serve hot with extra cheese
  • Slap your partner with leftover noodles just for kicks

22 thoughts on “Pear + Prosciutto Pasta

  1. varinaj says:

    around these parts at dessert time, it’s dove mint chocoloates with pretzel rods. but i feel you on the mint oreos; they’ll do in a pinch. what will NOT do: chips ahoy mint chocolate cookies. i only ate like half the bag before i decided i’d had enough.

    ps: these pictures are getting better and better!!


    • Rachel says:

      OMG I love your sweet & salty desires with the chocolate & pretzels. I gotta have some balance. Yup – those chips ahoy are FRAUDS.

      & thank you, my love 🙂


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