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Creamy Ham Fettucini

 Creamy Ham Fettucini
I often prepare this dish as a fast and flavorful way to bring a "taste of Italy" to the dinner table. The creamy sauce dresses up ordinary ham and asparagus.
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, julienned
  • 1 cup cut fresh asparagus (3/4-inch pieces), cooked, optional
  • 12 ounces fettucini, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Additional green onions, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook onions and mushrooms in
  • butter until onions are tender. Reduce heat to low; stir in cream
  • cheese and milk. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Add ham,
  • asparagus if desired and fettucini; heat through. Sprinkle with
  • Parmesan cheese. Garnish with additional onions if desired. Yield:
  • 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 446 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 1,079 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.