Monday, 23 January 2012

Slimmers Creamy Mushroom and Ham Pasta

 I find pasta such a convenience food.  At only 10 minutes cooking time (or thereabouts) what could be easier, especially on working days.  This sauce is quick to prepare, cooks in the same time as the pasta and is light on calories to boot.  What could be better! 

8 or 9 good sized mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
2 thick slices of ham cut into thin strips
1 cup of chicken stock
2tb of light Philladelphia
200g pasta
2tb freshly chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste 

Cook the pasta according to packet directions. 

At the same time, simmer the mushrooms in the chicken stock, adding seasoning to taste.  Cook over a fairly high heat so that the stock reduces and thickens.  Add the cream cheese and stir so that it melts completely and coats everything, then add the parsley. 

Drain the pasta and add to the creamy mushrooms and stir well to combine everything. 

Serve pronto presto!