Fettuccine With Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes

Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

While sifting through my recipe clippings, I came across this yummy dish I had not made in years. It has a rich, but not heavy, creamy sauce chock full of tasty things I almost always have on hand : cream cheese, ham, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms. The sauce is rather thin in consistency, if you prefer a thicker sauce you may either add more Parmesan cheese or let it sit and thicken off the heat a bit as the pasta cooks.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine chicken broth and garlic in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add mushrooms and onions, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender.
  3. Add the cream cheese chunks and the ham, stirring and cooking until the cheese has melted over mediumm-low heat(keep an eye on this or your sauce will burn), about 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and stir, cooking just long enoguh for them to heat through, about 5 minutes or so.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and the white pepper; return to heat on low and keep stirring until cheese has blended and melted -- adding more if you prefer a thicker sauce.
  6. Give it a taste test and add salt and a bit of dried hot red pepper flakes (or cayennne pepper if you prefer), more pepper if you like.
  7. Toss the sauce together with the fresh hot drained pasta and serve immediately.