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Creamy Fettuccine with Peas and Ham

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.