Fettuccine with Asparagus and Ham

    Fettuccine with Asparagus and Ham


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    Here's a great way to use up leftover ham - with asparagus as a fettuccine dish. Perfect as a light dinner with a green salad and bread.

    Serves: 6 

    • 375g dry fettuccine
    • 250g fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 5cm pieces
    • 125g butter
    • 2 cups (500ml) thickened cream
    • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 250g cooked ham, diced

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a 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 powder, 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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