Straw and Hay
Delighting in word pictures, the Italians call a combination of green and white noodles "straw and hay." They coat the noodles with a delicate sauce such as this combination of cheese and peas.
Makes 4 servings
|1||cup fat-free (skim) milk|
|1/2||cup fat-free cottage cheese|
|1/4||teaspoon ground mace|
|1/8||teaspoon black pepper|
|4||ounces uncooked plain fettuccine|
|4||ounces uncooked spinach fettuccine|
|Nonstick cooking spray|
|4||ounces reduced-fat deli-style ham, diagonally sliced|
|2||tablespoons snipped chives|
|1||cup frozen peas, thawed and drained|
|1/4||cup grated Parmesan cheese|
- Combine milk, cottage cheese, cornstarch, mace and pepper in blender or food processor; process until smooth. Set aside.
- Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain; set aside. Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Add ham and chives; cook and stir until ham is lightly browned. Add milk mixture and peas; cook and stir until thickened.
- Remove from heat. Add pasta and Parmesan cheese; toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle with paprika; serve immediately.
|Calories from Fat||11 %|
|Total Fat||4 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
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