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Creamy Ham Fettuccine

My wife and I are pasta lovers, and after we tried this dish at an Italian restaurant, I thought I could improve on it. I enjoy making pasta sauces, and this is one dish we like to serve to our pasta-loving friends.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
  • Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Add Swiss cheese; cook and stir over low heat for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Add ham and peas; cook 2 minutes longer or until heated through. Drain the fettuccine; top with ham mixture and Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 763 calories, 46g fat (26g saturated fat), 242mg cholesterol, 953mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 35g protein.

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