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Summertime Orchiette Gratin

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 25 min.
This creamy gratin combines asiago cheese, prosciutto, and veggies to make a rich and savory summertime dish.


  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 Tbs white wine
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups (8 ounces) corn kernels
  • 1 3/4 cups (8 ounces) fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 1/4 cups olives, halved
  • 1/4 lb proscuitto ham, sliced into 1/8-inch by 1 1/2-inch strips
  • 5 1/2 cups (1 1/2 pounds) cooked orchietti pasta
  • 1/2 cup shredded basil
  • 3/4 cups (3 ounces) grated asiago cheese


  • Combine heavy cream, chicken stock, white wine, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn down to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add corn, peas, olives and proscuitto to cream sauce and continue cooking over low heat for 2-3 more minutes. Place orchietti in a large mixing bowl and toss with cream sauce and basil until evenly combined.
  • Pour into a lightly greased 9-inch by 13-inch (3 quart) baking dish and top with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes in a 400 degree oven until lightly golden on top

Nutrition Facts

Calories 663
  Calories from Fat 181 (27%)
(31%)Total Fat 20g
(48%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(20%)Cholesterol 61mg
(51%)Sodium 1219mg
(15%)Potassium 516mg
Total Carbohydrate 93g
(25%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(54%)Protein 27g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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