Ham and Asparagus Fettuccine

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 15 mins

An alternative to the famous Carbonara. This is a recipe that I put together just for fun and it has been used over and over again by many cooks who want to cook something special for their guests.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dice the ham steaks.
  2. Brush frypan with olive oil and gently cook ham until slightly golden.
  3. Drain any excess liquid.
  4. Drain asparagus, chop into bite size pieces.
  5. Add cream, half a teaspoon of paprika and asparagus to ham and simmer.
  6. Do not boil.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Meanwhile, bring pot of salted water to boil and add fettucine.
  9. Crack eggs into bowl and add parmesan cheese and half teaspoon of cracked peppercorns.
  10. Whisk egg mixture until egg drips off whisk.
  11. Do not overbeat.
  12. Drain cooked fettucine and reserve.
  13. In the pot place two level tablespoons of butter and warm until the butter begins to bubble.
  14. Add fetticine and toss until butter disappears.
  15. Add egg mixture and toss fettucine quickly to get an even coverage.
  16. Add cream mixture and keep tossing fettucine so that all ingredients are well combined.
  17. Serve on warm plates and garnish with basil and a sprinkle of grated parmesan.
  18. The secret is to keep the heat low and work quickly to produce a great result.


Most Helpful

YUM! I prepared this for the family that I cook for- who love ham, and asparagus. It was just delicious. Kept me on my toes, too, with the metric measurements! Made for PAC 2007.

Kizzikate May 17, 2007

I have no idea why this recipe has not received more reviews, it is a STUNNING TASTY meal, unlike anything I have tasted before. I have cooked it with fettecine and tortellini, and it is beautiful both ways. I did use diced ham cut into bite sized chunks rather than those horrible bought ham steaks and it was delicious. It is quick, easy and something that I cook in my regular rotation. Thank you for sharing such a winning recipe. :)

Darjan4055 August 15, 2014

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