Easy Fettuccine with Smoked Salmon, Peas & Toasted Georgia Pecans

  • Yields 8 Servings


    • 4-oz. cream cheese
    • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1 can (12-oz.) evaporated milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano
    • 1 pound fettuccine
    • 1 cup frozen petite peas
    • 3-oz. smoked salmon, chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups toasted Georgia pecan halves, coarsely chopped


In the top of a double boiler (or a large bowl set over a simmering pot of water), combine cream cheese and butter. Heat to melt, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and whisk mixture until blended. Whisk in evaporated milk, pepper, and salt until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup Parmigiano cheese and set aside.

Cook fettuccine in salted water according to package directions. During the last two minutes of cooking, add peas to boiling pasta water in pot. Drain fettuccine and peas; toss with reserved sauce. Add half the salmon and pecans, mixing gently. Serve immediately, topping each portion with a sprinkling of remaining salmon and pecans.

Nutrition information per serving – calories: 365; protein: 16g; carbs: 27g; saturated fat: 12g; monounsaturated: 14g; polyunsaturated fat: 2.5g; cholesterol: 55 mg; fiber: 2g; sodium: 549 mg.