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Ham and Pea Pasta Alfredo

When I want a filling meal that even the kids enjoy, I toss ham and sugar snap peas with Romano cream sauce and pasta. —C.R. Monachino, Kenmore, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds sliced fully cooked ham, cut into strips (about 5 cups)
  • 2 cups fresh sugar snap peas
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add ham and peas; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in cream, cheese and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1-2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened and peas are crisp-tender.
  • Drain fettuccine; add to skillet and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 582 calories, 32g fat (18g saturated fat), 151mg cholesterol, 1032mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • moose_kristi
    Dec 28, 2018

    Had left-over Christmas ham and was running out of ideas on how to use it up. Came across this and had everything in the cupboard (except the cheese - I used grated Parmesan instead). The family loved it! I didn't have snowpeas but did have peas themselves - no one complained :)

  • susangriffiths
    Mar 4, 2015

    delicious the only changes I made was 4 tablespoons of butter and I only had Asiago cheese to grate on top also a splash of white wine, will definately make it again