Recipe: 15 Minute Creamy Ham Fettuccine

I was having one of those lazy Sunday afternoons where you crave comfort food, but don’t have a whole lot of motivation to make a big meal. I had some leftover ham in my fridge which I chopped up to use with a hack for creamy Alfredo sauce using cream cheese.

For those days when you don’t full fat cream, but you do have a package of cream cheese – this is a quick and simple recipe to have your belly full and you back to relaxing in no time. Using a fresh herb like parsley can really liven this simple 15 minute pasta up.

What you’ll need…

300 grams of fettuccine

1 1/2 cups of cooked ham, cubed

1 white onion, diced

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tbsp canola oil (or bacon fat)

4 oz of cream cheese, cubed

1 cup milk

1/4 cup of parmesan cheese

pepper to taste

handful of parsley, chopped



In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm canola oil (or bacon fat if you have it) and add onions. Sauté until translucent, approximately five minutes. Stir in the garlic and chunks of ham and cook for another minute.

Meanwhile, in pot with boiling water, cook pasta  to package instructions.

Add the milk and cream cheese to the onions and ham and as the mixtures heats up, stir to combine.
Drain the fettuccine and add to pan, stirring to make all of the noodles evenly coated. Serve topped with parmesan, freshly ground pepper and parsley. Enjoy!