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Pasta with Cream, Asparagus & Ham

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Looking for a quick and easy weeknight dish? We highly recommend this pasta dish, made with fresh asparagus spears, chopped ham and whipping cream.
time
prep:
25 min
total:
25 min
servings
total:
8 servings

What You Need

1
pkg.  (16 oz.) fettuccine, uncooked
1
lb.  fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch lengths
2
Tbsp.  butter
2
cloves  garlic, minced
1
pt.  (2 cups) whipping cream
8
oz.  (1/2 of 16-oz. pkg) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Smoked Ham, chopped
1/2
tsp.  ground nutmeg
1/4
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.

MEANWHILE, cook asparagus in boiling water in separate medium saucepan 3 to 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Remove from pan; drain. Melt butter in same pan on medium-high heat. Add asparagus and garlic; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until garlic is tender. Stir in cream, ham and nutmeg; bring just to boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add sauce; mix lightly. Top with cheese.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Healthy Living
Save 130 calories and 15g of fat, including 10g of sat fat, per serving by preparing with half-and-half.
Shortcut
Substitute 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen asparagus cuts, thawed, for the partially cooked fresh asparagus.
Special Extra
Garnish with 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley before serving.
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