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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • In a large bowl, toss linguine with cream sauce, and season with freshly ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

626 calories; protein 15.6g 31% DV; carbohydrates 48.1g 16% DV; fat 42.6g 66% DV; cholesterol 145.8mg 49% DV; sodium 423.3mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2008
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2008
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 Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2008
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. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2004
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 allrecipe.com which had the same base recipe as this sauce - and we ended up trying 2 sauces for one meal. This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2006
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 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2006
Not bad....I think it could use some more "spicing" up but overall pretty good. I used the whole carton of whipping cream (2 cups) instead of what the recipe called for and I think that was just enough. The dish wasn't dry at all (as previously posted by another reviewer) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2013
Does need extra seasoning!! Regular milk cornstarch worked fine to replace the cream. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2008
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 Read More
(4)