Linguine with Mushrooms & Ham Recipe -
Linguine with Mushrooms & Ham Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Linguine with Mushrooms & Ham

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"This is one of our favorite pasta dishes. I use honey ham from the deli and it really gives the dish good flavor. For reheating leftovers, add a little extra cream and simmer over medium low heat on stove."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  2. Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, garlic, and mushrooms in butter until tender. Reduce heat, and slowly stir in cream. Continue cooking until sauce has thickened, add ham and basil, and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, toss linguine with cream sauce, and season with freshly ground black pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 20, 2008

I had to make quite a few modifications to accomodate what I hand on hand, but this turned out pretty well. I used spaghetti instead of linguine, canned mushrooms instead of fresh, and 2 cups of low-fat milk in place of the whipping cream. I thickened the sauce with corn starch, which worked just fine. I also used dried basil and used quite a bit of black pepper in the sauce. Tasty and very fast to get on the table.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 02, 2008

way too much onion! But kind of bland--I added several good shakes of Parmesan, which helped. I don't think we'll make again

Jul 23, 2004

My family really enjoyed this. An interesting variation is to add a cup of green peas; I also have added a quarter-cup of grated dry cheese (parmesan, romano, dry jack) to the sauce or on top. I recommend 1T butter and 1T olive oil for sauteeing the onion, garlic and shrooms.

Apr 22, 2005

Very good. I did add 1 cup peas and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese as previously suggested. It was a little dry. So next time I would increase the whipping cream to 2 cups and/or decrease the amount of cheese.

Apr 18, 2004

We loved this recipe. Not as heavy as alfredo sauce, but has great garlic and mushroom flavor. I even found the recipe "Fettuccini with Mushroom, Ham and Rose Sauce" on which had the same base recipe as this sauce - and we ended up trying 2 sauces for one meal. This is a keeper.

Mar 13, 2006

this is one of the best recipe for me. i have tried with rosemary instead of the basil and it was great. i also added one cube vegetable stock instead of the salt and God it added a flavor. parmesan cheese with it is lovely as well

Apr 05, 2008

This is so good, I will make this again soon. I added parm cheese to the sause and that thicken it up perfectly. I used a little minced onion its what I had on hand.

Sep 24, 2006

My kids all liked this which was a miricle. I made this lower fat by substituing skim milk for the whipping cream. I thickened the sauce with 2 tsp of cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp of milk.


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  • Calories
  • 626 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 146 mg
  • 49%
  • Fat
  • 42.6 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 423 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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