Friday, May 29, 2015

Fettuccine with Prosciutto and Peas

Sometimes you need to stuff your face with something delicious and creamy and carby and salty and perfect that you can have on the table in 15 minutes.

This is just the ticket.

It is a simple meal. But so, so good.

Let's get cooking!

Fettuccine with Prosciutto and Peas
Adapted from Everyday Food
Serves: 3-4

8 ounces fettuccine
1/4 cup half & half
2 cups frozen peas, thawed
8 slices (about 4 ounces) thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into thin strips
Pinch nutmeg
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
Salt and pepper

Cook fettuccine in salted boiling water until al dente according to package instructions. Reserve a cup of pasta cooking water then drain the pasta. Set aside.

Meanwhile, heat half & half, peas, prosciutto, and nutmeg in a large skillet over medium heat until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Stir in cooked fettuccine and 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Add a little bit of reserved pasta cooking water to thin the sauce and help the cheese coat the pasta. (You probably won't need the entire amount; I used about 1/4 cup.) Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve topped with extra Parmesan cheese.

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