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Pasta with Cream, Asparagus & Ham
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Pasta with Cream, Asparagus & Ham

25 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
Looking for a quick and easy weeknight dish? We highly recommend this pasta dish, made with fresh asparagus spears, chopped ham and whipping cream.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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
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Let's Make It
1
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
2
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.
3
Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add sauce; mix lightly. Top with cheese.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Healthy Living
Save 130 calories and 15g of fat, including 10g of sat fat, per serving by preparing with half-and-half.
Tip 2
Shortcut
Substitute 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen asparagus cuts, thawed, for the partially cooked fresh asparagus.
Tip 3
Special Extra
Garnish with 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley before serving.
Nutrition
Calories
500
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g
36%
Saturated Fat 17g
85%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 105mg
35%
Sodium 480mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates 47g
17%
Dietary Fibers 3g
11%
Sugars 5g
10%
Protein 16g
32%
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
10%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
8 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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