Creamy Fettuccine with Peas and Ham

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There's no need to thaw the green peas. They will have plenty of time to cook in the sauce as it simmers.
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)


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1 (9-ounce) package fresh fettuccine
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 cup frozen green peas
2/3 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup (1 ounce) preshredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) thinly sliced reduced-fat ham, cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips


Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

While pasta cooks, melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add peas, half-and-half, cheese, and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently (do not boil). Stir in pasta and ham.

Created date

March 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 361
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 11.8 g
Satfat 6.6 g
Monofat 2.8 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 19 g
Carbohydrate 42.2 g
Fiber 4.2 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 556 mg
Calcium 148 mg