Sunday, August 22, 2010

Alfredo Pasta with Asparagus and Ham

This is my "go to" pasta.  Everyone likes it, even the rascals.

2 Tblsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced/pressed
2 Cups heavy cream (more or less according to how saucy your mood is)
Salt and Pepper
1/3 Cups grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1 Box Rotini Pasta (serves 8)
2 Bunches asparagus, end trimmed, and stalks cut into one inch pieces
5 Thick slices of ham, cut into strips

Heat Olive oil in heavy saucepan over medium heat.  Add garlic and swirl in oil for 30 seconds.  Add cream, cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir occasional until slightly thickened-3-4 minutes, set aside.

Boil pasta according to directions.

Add ham strips to a heated skillet.  Stir constantly until the ham begins to brown.  Add asparagus pieces and stir occasionally until tender-crisp.

Combine, sauce, ham mixture and pasta.  Serve hot, topped with cheese.


Alyssa said...

This looks yummy! Anything with pasta and cheese is a hit at my house!

Ann Dee said...

I am scared of ham but I am going to try it.

Angelita Bonita said...

It looks like you used the green can Parmesan--is that true? If so, it is brilliant b/c I hate grating cheese--so boring :)

Jordan said...

Angelita---it is not true, I'm sorry. But I also did not bore myself with grating. I bought the pre-grated in the clear plastic container.

AnnDee, I am scared of ham, too. Pigs don't sweat you know.

MediocreMama said...

Made this was fantastic. We will be going to this pasta again and again. :)

Emily said...

This is awesome. It's officially on rotation at our house.