Light cream cheese product and Caesar dressing team up to make the flavourful sauce in this classic dish.

  • PREP: 0 hr(s). 10 min / Total: 0 hr(s). 28 min
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  • Servings: 4 servings,1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each

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Make It

  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding peas to the boiling water for the last 3 min.

  • Meanwhile, beat cream cheese product, dressing and flour in medium saucepan with whisk until well blended. Gradually stir in milk. Add ham; cook on medium-low heat 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

  • Drain pasta mixture; return to saucepan. Add cream cheese sauce; mix lightly. Cook 2 to 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Top with parsley and Parmesan.

Kraft Kitchen Tips

  • SERVING SUGGESTION

    Serve this dish with a crisp mixed green salad topped with your favourite Kraft Calorie-Wise Dressing.

  • MAKEOVER - HOW WE DID IT

    We've taken a classic recipe and made it over be preparing it with Philadelphia Light Cream Cheese Product, Kraft Calorie-Wise Dressing, skim milk and Kraft 100% Parmesan Light Grated cheese instead of whipping cream, eggs and full-fat cheese. These changes will save 320 calories and 29 grams of total fat, including 10 grams of saturated fat, per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviews

05/08/2012

Next time I will add mushrooms and use an herb & garlic cream cheese. Still good...but was lacking that little something.

03/03/2011

Same recipe but a Meatless version was also Superb!

08/30/2010

08/10/2009

Simple and tasty!

05/04/2009

Loved it! We had it with chiken and some turkey bacon. It was very easy and very tasty. I would absolutely recommend you give it a try.

02/10/2009

This was recipe turned out OK, but I really didn't like the flavor of the creamy ceasar dressing. Next time, I will use light sour cream instead of the dressing, and maybe herb & garlic light cream cheese spread instead of the plain cream cheese. I don't eat meat, so I left out the ham for my portion and used some grated smoked gouda for that smoky flavor.

01/22/2009

I skipped the cream cheese, creamy ceasar dressing, flour and milk, and substituted olive oil and my favourite pepper spice... it was fantastic! ... and probably half the calories too.

01/22/2009

I found that this was absoultely delicious. This sauce was so easy to do that I have tried in on a few other dishaes and have yet to be disappointed. Definately a keeper....

01/14/2009

This was super easy and tasty. I used spinach fettuccine and used prawns instead of ham.

01/04/2009

i found it was better the next day

11/01/2008

this was easy and me and my kids loved it!!

10/27/2008

Yummy!!!

07/17/2008

Easy to make and very tasty. Great for a quick meal. Garlic toast a must

06/26/2008

Yummy and easy to make. I used 1/4 brick cream cheese and penne pasta. Kids loved it. Serve with garlic toast, even better.

03/24/2008

Excellent flavour with quick preparation time.

01/20/2008

12/18/2007

11/19/2007

Was a quick and yummy dish even my children liked it and they won't usually try new things

11/15/2007

Quite the yummy dish...

10/16/2007

10/15/2007

A very tasty meal which even had my picky kids finishing what was on their plate! I will make it again!

08/03/2007

I loved this recipe but my hubby thought that it needed more taste. I would suggest more dressing. I substituted chicken for ham and green beans for peas.

06/16/2007

This is a fabulous recipe, although its healthy, is so creamy and delicious! Definitely will make it again! While wheat pasta adds that extra health kick!

01/25/2007

yummmy!!!!!!!!!!

01/11/2007

To make it even healthier, try whole wheat pasta.... delicious.

01/09/2007

Didn't go over so well with the boyfriend...(but he loves all the other recipes I've made from this website)

11/17/2006

Awesome delicious recipe that's easy to make.

10/23/2006

Is easy to prepare; I save time by forgetting the peas, and you can add more flavour by using herb and garlic or roasted garlic Philly cream cheese.

10/16/2006

family loved it!!! Will make again and again.

10/13/2006

My wife and I liked this recipe but was not a big hit with us. She mentioned that it would taste better with chicken.

06/06/2006

05/04/2006

Our family really enjoyed this! The best part about it was it was really done in 20 minutes!

03/19/2006

Loved this! Substituted chicken for the ham steak as that is what I had on hand. It was great and my husband loved it; I didn't mention that it was reduced fat!

03/10/2006

Absolutely delicious and soooo creamy! You would never guess that it was a lower fat recipe. Fantastic, wouldnt change a thing.

02/25/2006

My family is very fussy, but they loved this dish.

02/13/2006

Looked great but ended up being a big let down, almost no flavour and we actually added extra peas and ham.

02/02/2006

01/31/2006

Good although I found it a little too cheesey and not enough bite.

01/25/2006

Very Easy to Make. Very Creamy Sauce

01/21/2006

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Servings

Makes 4 servings,1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each.

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Since this flavourful version of a classic recipe uses better-for-you products, it can be part of a healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Info

Serving Size 1-1/2 cups (375 mL)

AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories380
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 700mg
Total Carbohydrates 59g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 9g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A25%
Vitamin C40%
Calcium20%
Iron25%

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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