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Creamy Pasta Primavera

All You MAY 2006

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Cook time:25 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$3.48


  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen baby peas, thawed
  • 1 (10 oz.) package grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, reserving 3 Tbsp. pasta water; set aside pasta and water.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in peas and reserved pasta water and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and cook just until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

In same pasta pot, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in cream and cheese; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook sauce, stirring, for about 3 minutes. Add vegetable mixture, pasta and ham, and toss together until well combined. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 682
  • Fat: 36g
  • Saturated fat: 21g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrate: 62g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 138mg
  • Sodium: 233mg

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