Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the U.S.!
Right about now all of my friends in the U.S. are in the final stages of sharing a magnificent feast with family and friends… wish I was there! Some will choose turkey, some roast beef and many will feast on a delicious honey-roasted ham. The smell in the kitchen must be amazing… enjoy!
O.K. it’s the next day, clean-up is still going on, the turkey is in the fridge, the roast beef is totally gone and the ham only has a small bit left. Now what to do with the leftovers? I have a great idea for the ham – how about a light version of an old favourite?
This recipe is quick and easy. It only requires a cup of chopped cooked ham and is done in 15 minutes. Know one will ever know you used leftovers! The recipe for this lighter alfredo sauce is one I have been using for years. Inspired by a Kraft cream cheese ad… totally love it! So easy and works great every time.
You have got to give it a try, I guarantee it will become your favourite go-to cream sauce… trust me.
Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with Leftover Ham & PeasEMAIL Recipe Share on Facebook
- 300 g 1/3 of a 900 g package fettuccine, uncooked
- 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
- 4 tsp flour
- 1/3 cup light cream cheese, chopped or use the spreadable version
- 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
- 1 cup cooked ham, chopped
- 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed (or use leftovers)
- Cook pasta as per package directions.
- Meanwhile, in a saucepan on medium-high, combine broth and flour with a whisk. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly until mixtures comes to a boil and thickens. Add ham and peas. Simmer 2 minutes to heat through.
- Add drained pasta and toss with sauce. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese and fresh black pepper.
Just like paglia fiena.
Ines Di Lelio
HISTORY OF ALFREDO DI LELIO CREATOR IN 1908 OF “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO” (“FETTUCCINE ALFREDO”), NOW SERVED BY HIS NEPHEW INES DI LELIO, AT THE RESTAURANT “IL VERO ALFREDO” – “ALFREDO DI ROMA” IN ROME, PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE 30
With reference of your article (for which I thank you), I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “Fettuccine all’Alfredo” (“Fettuccine Alfredo”) in 1908 in the “trattoria” run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). This “trattoria” of Piazza Rosa has become the “birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
More specifically, as is well known to many people who love the “fettuccine all’Alfredo”, this famous dish in the world was invented by Alfredo Di Lelio concerned about the lack of appetite of his wife Ines, who was pregnant with my father Armando (born February 26, 1908).
Alfredo di Lelio opened his restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in Rome and in 1943, during the war, he sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 “Il Vero Alfredo” (“Alfredo di Roma”), whose fame in the world has been strengthened by his nephew Alfredo and that now managed by me, with the famous “gold cutlery” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
See also the website of “Il Vero Alfredo”.(with news also about franchising).
I must clarify that other restaurants “Alfredo” in Rome do not belong to the family tradition of “Il Vero Alfredo – Alfredo di Roma”.
I inform you that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo –Alfredo di Roma” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.
Best regards Ines Di Lelio