Fettuccine with Ham and Peas

Fettuccine with Ham and Peas

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To serve – 4

Preparation time – 4 minutes
Cooking time – 8- 10 minutes

An ideal way to conjure up a simple but tasty impromptu supper.

Nutritional value per serving:
Energy 414kcal/1738kj; Protein 19.4g; Carbohydrate 48.6g of which sugars 4g; Fat 15.1g of which saturates 8.6g; Cholesterol 44mg; Calcium 259mg; Fibre 3.4g; Sodium 413mg.


50 g/ 2 oz butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 200 g/7 oz fresh or frozen peas 100 ml/3 ½ fl oz chicken stock 2.5 ml/ ½ tsp caster sugar 175 ml/ 6 fl oz dry white wine 350 g/12 oz fresh fettuccine or dried (this will take slightly longer to cook) 75 g/ 3 oz piece cooked ham, cut into bitesize pieces 115 g/ 4 oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a medium frying pan, add the onion and cook over a low heat for about 5 minutes until softened but not coloured.
  2. Add the peas, stock and sugar, with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bring the mixture to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the peas are tender.
  4. Add the wine, increase the heat and boil until the wine has reduced.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water for about 3 minutes, or according to packet instructions. When it is almost ready, add the ham to the sauce, with about a third of the Parmesan. Heat through, stirring, then taste for seasoning.
  6. Drain the pasta and tip it into a large warmed bowl. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss well.
  7. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the remaining Parmesan.

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