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!
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.
This recipe was wonderful. Omitted chili flakes and used regular shredded cheddar. Couldn't stop eating this.
* 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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