Looking for a quick and easy weeknight dish? We highly recommend this pasta dish, made with fresh asparagus spears, chopped ham and whipping cream.
What You Need
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
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.
Save 130 calories and 15g of fat, including 10g of sat fat, per serving by preparing with half-and-half.
Substitute 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen asparagus cuts, thawed, for the partially cooked fresh asparagus.
Garnish with 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g
Saturated Fat 17g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 47g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.