Creamy Butterfly Pasta with Endive

As I mentioned in our last post, we’re working on getting more veggies into our bellies around the bell’alimento house. Leaning towards more balanced meals throughout the week. No need to worry and click away, we’re not getting rid of carbs or sweets. Not at all (did I hear a sigh of relief). I had a slight panic attack just thinking of that. We’re just going to be eating them in moderation.  It’s a win win. I still get my carbs and chocolate and nobody gets hurt.  

Like today’s pasta dish. It’s a creamy butterfly (farfalle) pasta with endives, onions and prosciutto. Now that doesn’t sound like health food does it! Not at all. To balance it out, we have a nice spinach salad to go with and go heavy on the endive in the pasta. And a few glasses of water to wash it all down.

I’m saving the wine for the weekend ; )


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Discover Endive. All opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Butterfly Pasta and Endive


  • 1 pound butterfly (farfalle) pasta
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion - minced
  • 2 slices prosciutto - torn
  • 1 Belgian endive - roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Place a large pot of generously salted water onto boil. When boiling add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain.
  2. Into a medium sauce pan over medium heat add: butter, onion. Cook until softened. Add prosciutto and Belgian endive cook until endive is just wilted. Add cream. Stir to combine.
  3. Add cooked pasta to sauce pan and toss to combine.


Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    Yum….! I love how you call it “butterfly” pasta 🙂 and since we, too, are trying to get more veggies in us, this is perfect.

  2. 2

    Those are very sexy endives. Super creative and delish pasta dish. Yum!

  3. 3

    That is one hot mama dish right there. My mouth is open. Ready to feed me?

    That’s weird, sorry.

  4. 4

    Mmm…love endive! Perfect for a quick lunch, which I always seem to forget ;D

  5. 5

    This looks so good Paula! We all need more veggies and healthy recipes. Saving this one!

  6. 6

    Mmm such a yummy dish right here.

  7. 7

    I love endive – and this looks flavorful and… perfect!

  8. 8

    Love the recipe Paula!

  9. 9

    It’s a delicious combination.
    Beauty images.

  10. 10

    This looks so good!

  11. 11
    Rae /

    This recipe sounds wonderful! Although, I am not sure how proscuitto is vegetarian 🙂

    • 11.1

      Hi Rae, Thank you and you’re right – guess I hadn’t had my second cup of coffee and clicked the wrong box. We’ve fixed it! Thanks a bunch for the heads up : )

  12. 12

    Looks good! Pasta is a great vehicle for more veggies.

  13. 13

    Once again, Paula, you prove that eating “light” does not have to be boring. Thank you.

  14. 14

    I am loving endive lately, and pasta is always one of my go-to’s, so I cannot wait to try this. So easy!

  15. 15

    I really love endive and prosciutto and pasta….so what could be bad? Lovely recipe and wonderful photos. Thanks!


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