Food: Dinner Tonight – Pesto, Asparagus, ricotta, prosciutto pasta on the spicy side

Love a spicy kick to my meals and this pasta is going to be made for dinner tonight – with a bottle of my favorite chilled white Merlot wine.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1 pound long cut pasta
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed and chopped
  • 1 cup basil pesto, homemade or store bought
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, if desired, and chopped
  • 3/4 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • grated parmesan, for serving {more}
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