Fettuccine with Peas and Ham

On the go all the time with your family? Join the club! But please drive right past the fast food outlet.

There's something better: Fettuccine with Peas and Ham! This is a super fast recipe that takes less than 2o minutes to get on the table. And the taste puts Big Macs to shame.

Think Fettuccine is too heavy? This one is less than 400 calories per serving!


1 package fresh fettuccine pasta (9-10 oz.)
1 T. butter (don't use margarine -butter is fresher and better tasting)
1 clove minced fresh garlic (you can use 1 t. bottled minced garlic in a pinch)
1 c. frozen green peas (substitute fresh peas in the summer)
3/4 c. sliced mushrooms
2/3 c. half and half
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/2 t. salt
1 c. thinly sliced ham - cut into 1/4 inch strips


Cook the pasta, per the package directions and drain. Set aside

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add peas, mushrooms, cream, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir and continue cooking for 3 minutes, stirring the entire time. Do not bring to a boil. Turn off heat.

Stir in pasta and ham. Serve!

This recipe makes enough for a family of 4 (over 1 cup per serving). We serve fresh greens with balsamic vinegar and olive oil on the side.

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