Penne with Wild Mushrooms, Georgia Pecans & Country Ham

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  • Serves 6
  • Scott Peacock

A wonderfully rich and earthy-tasting pasta dish that needs nothing more than a fresh green salad to accompany it.

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound uncooked penne pasta
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 cups wild mushrooms (oyster, shitake, chanterelle), sliced 1/3-inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons very finely diced country ham
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup lightly toasted Georgia Pecans
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano cheese
Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat butter or oil in large skillet over high heat; add mushrooms. Sauté until lightly browned and tender—about 5 minutes. Add garlic and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in ham and toss well. Pour in heavy cream and simmer for 3 minutes.

When pasta is cooked, drain well and add to mushroom mixture. Sprinkle in pecans and cheese, mixing well; simmer 1 - 2 minutes until creamy and well coated. Serve.

Nutrition information per serving: calories: 927; protein: 20g ; carbs: 80g ; saturated fat: 23g ; monounsaturated fat: 28g ; polyunsaturated fat: 6g ; cholesterol: 119mg ; fiber: 8g ; sodium: 291mg.

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