Fettuccine Alfredo with Prosciutto and Peas

Dinner

 

When I was making this dinner my aunt walked in the door and exclaimed “Oh YUM!  It smells like Olive Garden in here!”

That’s a good thing if you like pasta, garlic, and cream sauce.  This recipe is fabulous and came together so quickly.  It will for sure be on the menu for busy nights.

My toddlers like ham and peas.  And if I tell them we are having noodles for dinner they rank me at super mom status.

Fettuccine Alfredo with Prosciutto and Peas

Fettuccine Alfredo with Prosciutto and Peas

*recipe inspired by Mel’s Kitchen Café*

1 lb dry fettuccine noodles

2 cups frozen peas

2 tbsp butter

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 cups milk

8oz regular cream cheese, cubed

3 oz prosciutto, sliced thin

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

1. In a large pot, cook the noodles according to the package directions.  Add the frozen peas in the last 3 minutes of cooking.  Drain the peas and pasta and set aside.

2. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet.  Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute while stirring.  Add in the cubed cream chesses and whisk or stir until it is well combined and smooth.  Slowly add the milk and continue to stir until the mixture is bubbly and hot.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Remove from heat and stir in parmesan cheese and prosciutto.

3. Return the pasta and peas to the large pot and pour over the sauce.  Toss to combine.  Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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