Nom. Nom. Nom.
I have found a *new* recipe that has earned a spot in my "RRR"
(aka Regular Recipe Rotation)
It comes in the form of preplanned menu item #4-
Country Ham Alfredo
This recipe was given to me by my co-worker, Barbara (Hey Barbara!!!)
I'll be honest, part of my thought this recipe sounded flippin' awesome, and the other part of me was a bit nervous.
I mean I love all of the individual components, but how would they all taste together?
I used my own Alfredo sauce in this recipe, but, if you are in a pinch (or already have a great recipe), use another.
But, of course, I am partial to my Alfredo sauce.
(Aren't we all partial to our own?)
- 1 box Rotini Noodles (I used Smart Balance)
- 2 (6oz) pkgs Country Ham, sliced into bite-sized pieces
- Onion (To be honest, I used onion powder.)
- 1 (4 oz) jar Pimentos, drained
- Alfredo Sauce (recipe follows):
- 1 (8oz) Cream Cheese (lowfat)
- 1 stick Light Butter
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- Seasonings, to taste: Garlic (equivalent of 3 cloves), dried Basil, Lemon Juice, Pepper, & Pinch of Nutmeg
- Boil Pasta according to directions. Add frozen peas to boiling pasta during the last 5 minutes of cooking pasta. Drain, reserving pasta water
- In a skillet, saute country ham with onion/onion powder for 4-5 minutes.
- In a separate sauce pan, combine all ingredients for the Alfredo sauce. Season as desired. Cook on medium until combined. Then, simmer on low.
- Combine drained pasta & peas, country ham, Alfredo sauce, and drained pimentos. Stir to combine.
- Add pasta water to dish, as needed, if mixture becomes too thick.
- Serve & Yum!
Just try this...come on!
I dare you - you won't be disappointed!
Side Note: I think we will use only 1 (6 oz) package of country ham.