Creamy Fettuccine with Ham and Peas Recipe
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Creamy Fettuccine with Ham and Peas Recipe

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When Valerie Holter's husband was stationed with the Navy in Italy, she enjoyed the local cuisine. "I loved the pasta and learned to make this rich dish from frequent restaurant visits," she notes from Waveland, Mississippi. Tip: Valerie recommends preparing it with spinach fettuccine if it's available at your supermarket.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fettuccine
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 431 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 1097 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook fettuccine according to package directions; drain. Add the ham, peas, cheese, cream and fettuccine to pan. Cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Ham Fettuccine in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p25

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"This easy and a great way to use leftover ham."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"My family loves this dish and it is so quick and easy. We are not a fan of peas, so I add mixed vegetables (which I quickly cook in the microwave) which makes it look even more colorful. Yummy!"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"Made it for a Ladies Bible study...they all loved it"

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2008


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