Saturday, January 9, 2010

Updated Fettuccine Carbonara

½ lb (8 oz) fettuccine, uncooked
1 c frozen peas (asparagus makes good substitute)
¼ c light cream cheese
¼ c Caesar dressing
1 T flour
1 c milk
1 pkg (6 oz) smoked ham, cut into short strips
¼ c chopped fresh parsley (optional)
3 T grated Parmesan cheese

1. Cook pasta as directed, adding peas for the last 3 min.

2. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese spread, dressing and flour in small saucepan with wire whish until well blended. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until mixture is well blended. Add ham, cook on medium-low heat 5 min, or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Drain fettuccine mixture; return to saucepan. Add sauce mixture; mix lightly. Cook an additional 2 to 3 min, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

3. Top with parsley; sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Serves 4.

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