Straw and Hay

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

This Alfredo type pasta dish is fairly quick to get to the table after work, but tastes like a rich restaurant meal.

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  1. Cook pasta separately.
  2. If using peas, cook them with either pasta during the last few minutes.
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. In large, heavy skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  5. Stir in ham (or Canadian bacon) and mushrooms (if using).
  6. Cook until mushrooms are tender.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Add cream.
  9. Cook, stirring constantaly until mixture thickens.
  10. Toss both pastas (and peas, if using) together in a large bowl.
  11. Divide pasta among 6 deep pasta or soup bowls.
  12. Divide sauce and spoon over each portion.
  13. Top each with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese and serve.