Ham and Asparagus Fettuccine


I LOVE fettuccine, and when made with a bit of leftover ham it takes on a heartiness and richness so filling there isn't room for dessert!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 12 ounces dry fettuccini noodles

  • 8 ounces fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • ½ pound cooked ham, diced


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Stir asparagus into pot in the last five minutes of cooking; drain.

  2. While pasta is cooking, heat butter and cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When mixture begins to bubble, stir in Parmesan, garlic powder, pepper and cayenne. Continue cooking until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Stir in ham and heat through.

  3. Toss pasta and asparagus with sauce and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

754 Calories
56g Fat
45g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 754
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 33g 163%
Cholesterol 179mg 60%
Sodium 785mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 190mg 15%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 377mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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