Fettuccine with Ham and Peas
Your family will enjoy this tasty dish of fettuccine pasta, ham and peas tossed in a creamy mozzarella cheese sauce. A great recipe for using leftover holiday ham.
1 (16-ounce) package fettuccine
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, or white pepper if available
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup diced ham
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and keep warm.
- Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Slowly add flour, whisking until blended. Cook about 3 minutes, just until the mixture starts to turn golden. Whisk in milk. Simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 7 minutes.
- Add mozzarella, salt, pepper and nutmeg; when cheese has melted, whisk together. Stir in peas and ham. Pour over fettuccine and stir gently to combine. Serve with a fresh grind of black pepper on top.
Makes 6 servings.