Recipe by Dairy Farmers of Canada Real Cream
"Pasta perfectly balanced with diced ham, slices of mushrooms and fresh garden peas in a delicate creamy sauce, finished with a touch of fresh lemon juice and smoked Cheddar."
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finely diced white onion or cooking onion
dried chili flakes
diced ham, 1/4-inch/0.5 cm
thinly sliced button mushrooms
peas, fresh or frozen
1 1/2 cups
shredded smoked Canadian Cheddar cheese
chopped fresh parsley
Salt and black pepper
I used this recipe as a starting point, and we loved the results! I used about 3/4 pound of whole wheat pasta which worked well. I had leftover cooked asparagus that I chopped into 1 inch pieces and used instead of peas. And instead of 2 cups of cream, I added 1 tbsp of flour to the mix before adding the liquid, then used about 1/3 cup of half and half and 1 2/3 cup of chicken broth. I'm sure it wasn't as rich as the original recipe, but the taste was great. And I did garnish with parsley and lemon juice. Great way to use leftover Easter ham!
The whole family really enjoyed this (because I left out the parsley for my son.) The smoked cheddar gives good depth to the flavor that regular cheddar would not have. To reduce the amount of fat, replace 1 cup of cream with 1 cup of home-made stock and 4 tsp of flour. This produces a nice creamy finish on the pasta without the heaviness. I also had honey- baked ham too. Wow!
We enjoyed this recipe for dinner. I halved the recipe and it was plenty for two of us for dinner as well as some leftover. I think perhaps there is a little too much pasta for the amount of sauce. I did forget the lemon juice accidentally. I will make this again. Thanks!
loved it without changes.
I thought this was a good base recipe. I cooked the peas with the pasta then added both to the sauce mixture. Used Parmesan cheese and half and half and still got a nice, creamy consistent sauce.
This was delicious and quick! I didn't add the ham or peas (didn't have any in the fridge at the time) but made it with spinach instead and sharp cheddar cheese. I think it was even better! Really creamy and if you're a spinach lover, it's perfect.
This is another winning recipe that I have found on AllRecipes.com. The only part that I changed was the cheddar cheese. I couldn't fine the smoked cheddar so I used regular sharp cheddar and it came out very good. I'll look harder for the smoked cheddar the next time I plan on making this. I'd like to know if it improves an already great recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Penne with Ham, Mushrooms and Peas
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 426
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