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Olive Garden Fettuccine Assortito

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup julienned green bell pepper
  • 1 cup julienned red bell pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups small-cut broccoli florets
  • 1 cup zucchini, cut in 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 cup yellow squash, cut in 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1 3/4 cups julienned ham
  • 1 lbs fettuccine, cooked al dente
  • 3 cups Fontina Cheese Sauce (see below)
  • 3 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil

Fontina Cheese Sauce Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 6 oz Fontina cheese, shredded
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

Preparation:

For the Sauce; in a heavy non-aluminum pot, melt butter, add all-purpose flour and cook on moderate heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Add the milk and bring just barely to the boiling point. Turn off the heat and add Fontina cheese and blend into the hot milk. Adjust the salt and pepper.

For the Pasta and Vegetables; add the butter or margarine and olive oil to a large, heavy skillet over medium heat and sauté the vegetables and ham together until crisp tender. Stir frequently.

Drain the pasta and blend with the vegetable-ham mixture; add the hot sauce and blend again, to coat all ingredients with sauce. Pass grated Parmesan at the table.

Makes 4

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