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Asparagus Ham Fettuccine Recipe

Asparagus Ham Fettuccine Recipe

Rebecca Baird (below), a field editor from Salt Lake City, utah sent the recipe for this entree that is quick to fix for every day but is also perfect as a special meal to share with another person.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked ham, julienned
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage or 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook the fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil; add asparagus. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place in ice water; drain and set aside.
  • 2. In a skillet, saute the ham, walnuts, onion, sage and pepper in oil until onion is tender. Add asparagus; cook and stir for 1 minute. Drain fettuccine; toss with ham mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 750 calories, 44 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 1,338 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 46 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.