Fettuccine with Creamy Ham Sauce

This hearty 30-minute pasta dish is full of ham and vegetables and is tossed with a creamy, low-calorie cheese sauce.



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Servings: 4
Total Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
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    1  12  ounce 
    can evaporated skim milk
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    2   teaspoons 
    cornstarch
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    dry mustard
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    pepper
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    1/3  cup 
    shredded Swiss cheese (1-1/2 ounces)
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    1   cup 
    sliced fully cooked ham, cut into bite-size strips (about 5 oz.)
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    1   cup 
    cooked broccoli or cauliflower cut into bite-size pieces
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    1  2 1/2 ounce 
    jar sliced mushrooms, drained
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    6   ounces 
    fettuccine, cooked and drained (3 cups cooked)
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    2   tablespoons 
    sliced green onions (optional)

Directions
1.
In a medium saucepan stir together milk, cornstarch, mustard, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
2.
Add cheese; stir until melted. Stir in ham, broccoli or cauliflower, and mushrooms. Cook and stir until heated through. Pour over hot pasta. If desired, garnish with sliced green onions. Makes 4 servings.
Variation
  • Microwave directions: In a 1-1/2-quart casserole combine milk, cornstarch, mustard, salt, and pepper. Micro-cook on 100% power (high) for 4 to 6 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring after every minute. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Add ham, broccoli or cauliflower, and mushrooms. Cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until heated through. Serve as directed above.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 344, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 31, carb. (g) 49, pro. (g) 24, sodium (mg) 766, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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