Creamy Ham and Asparagus Pasta

    30 min

    This is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that everyone will love. Fettucine is tossed with asparagus, ham and a creamy cheese sauce.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 340g dry fettuccine noodles
    • 225g fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 5cm pieces
    • 115g butter
    • 475ml double cream
    • 60g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 225g cooked ham, diced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Stir asparagus into pot in the last five minutes of cooking; drain.
    2. While pasta is cooking, heat butter and cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When mixture begins to bubble, stir in Parmesan, garlic granules, pepper and cayenne. Continue cooking until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Stir in ham and heat through.
    3. Toss pasta and asparagus with sauce and serve immediately.

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    This is a very good quick recipe. I sautéed onions and mushrooms with crushed garlic and Creme fresh instead if cream. Delicious  -  03 Mar 2014


    Delicious, although I used previous reviewers' tips to modify this recipe. I sauteed chopped onions & mushrooms (1/3 C. each) in butter & crushed garlic, then removed pan from heat and added the ham, 1/3 C. chopped artichoke hearts, and the cooked asparagus (cut into smaller chunks, btw). To cut fat I used 2% milk (with 1 1/2 Tbsp. flour to thicken), then stirred the sauce into the veggie-ham mix before adding the whole thing to the cooked pasta. Tip: Top each serving with ground black pepper & slivers of fresh parmesan-- YUM! PS-- Made more like 6-8 servings for us. Great for freezing!  -  17 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've been making this recipe for years now. I dice up a steak of ham. I line a small glass baking dish heavily with foil. I put in the ham and add 2T Butter, 2T Honey, 3T Brown Sugar. I put it in a preheated oven at 350 and I let the butter and sugar melt together. I wrap the foil into a ball and let the ham get carmalized. I take the ham out of the foil and add it to the pasta sauce. YUM YUM YUM!  -  10 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)