Bow Ties Alfredo With Ham And Peas

Bow Ties Alfredo With Ham And Peas
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Cook 12 mins


  • 3/4 pound bow tie pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 3 clove garlic, chopped
  • 4 ounces nonfat cream cheese (scant half-cup)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 pound lean sliced ham, cut into slivers

Make It

1. Bring large pot lightly salted water to boiling for pasta. Add pasta; cook 12 minutes or until firm but tender. Add peas for last 3 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water; drain pasta.

2. Meanwhile, shake together flour and milk in jar with tight-fitting lid until blended. Heat butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; saute 1 minute.

3. Whisk in milk mixture. Simmer 3 minutes. Whisk in cream cheese, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, salt and pepper. Simmer, whisking, 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

4. Toss together pasta, sauce and ham in large bowl. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water, tossing to make creamy sauce. Top with remaining Parmesan. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 360, Fat, total (g): 7, chol. (mg): 26, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 55, pro. (g): 19, sodium (mg): 788, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.