Penne with Melon and Parma Ham

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 3 people
Calories 129 kcal


  • 1 kg Cantaloupe melon
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sour cream
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Black pepper from the mill
  • 250 g Pasta penne
  • Salt
  • 3 Parma ham slices
  • 1 tsp Freshly grated Parmesan


  • Cook the noodles in plenty of salted water according to the instructions on the packet until they are firm to the bite and drain in a colander. Halve the melon, scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Peel the melon halves and the pulp first in slices and then into pieces about 1-2 cm Heat the butter in a pan and simmer the melon pieces over a low heat for about 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste and cream sour cream and stir. The melon pieces should not be crushed. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Mix in the pasta on plates sprinkle.


Serving: 100gCalories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 22.5gProtein: 3.3gFat: 2.6g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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