Fettuccine with Ham and Peas
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 (10-ounce) package frozen green peas
1 to 1¼ cup whipping cream or half-and-half
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 ounces cooked ham or prosciutto, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound fettuccine, cooked according to package directions
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté for three minutes. Add green peas and stir to heat through, about 30 seconds. Add cream and bring to a low boil. Boil for two minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and stir in Parmesan cheese and ham. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Place fettuccine in a large serving bowl. Top with pasta sauce and mix well to combine.
NOTE: You can use fat-free half-and-half, although the sauce might not be quite as thick.