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Creamy Linguine with Asiago Cheese and Ham

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Two kinds of cheeses add flavor and creaminess to this delicious pasta dish. Parmesan cheese can be substituted for Asiago cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk, skim
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese, lowfat
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch, rounded
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Asiago cheese
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 8 oz linguine, uncooked
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 oz ham, extra lean, diced (or smoked pork loin)
  • 1/2 cup peas, frozen

Directions

  • Combine milk, cottage cheese and cornstarch in food processor and process until smooth.
  • Transfer milk mixture to a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens, stirring constantly. Add Asiago cheese, pepper, and nutmeg, stir until cheese melts. Set aside.
  • Cook linguine in a large pot of rapidly boiling water until done.
  • While pasta is cooking, coat a large nonstick skillet with vegetable oil spray. Over medium heat, add garlic and ham; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in peas and sauté 2 more minutes. Stir in milk mixture and cook until heated.
  • Pour mixture over cooked, drained pasta in a large bowl and toss. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 345
  Calories from Fat 65 (19%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(18%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(11%)Cholesterol 32mg
(30%)Sodium 719mg
(9%)Potassium 330mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(48%)Protein 24g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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