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Creamy Pasta Shells with Piave


June 5, 2016

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: Serves 4


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 cups quartered Brussels sprouts

1/2 cup diced speck or pancetta

1 shallot, finely chopped

8 ounces medium pasta shells, cooked according to package directions

1 cup heavy cream

3 tablespoons butter

1 cup grated Cucina Classica Piave cheese

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


1Heat olive oil in large skillet and cook Brussels sprouts 5 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Add speck and shallot and cook 3 minutes. Set aside.

2Combine heavy cream and butter in medium saucepan and cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until just simmering (do not boil). Stir in Piave and cook 2 minutes or until thickened. Fold cream mixture into cooked pasta then stir in Brussels sprout mixture. Top with additional grated Piave and fresh parsley.