Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Pasta with Smoked Cheese
Improve your pasta dishes simply by adding a pat of butter to the pasta just after it's drained. Not only will this give your sauce extra body and flavor, but it will also help the sauce adhere to the pasta.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
2/3 cup sweet potato, julienne-cut, raw, peeled
2 tablespoons shallots, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chopped oregano, (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed)
1 cup whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces fettuccine, dry
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, cut into strips
6 ounces smoked gouda cheese, shredded
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, coarsely chopped

Melt butter in large skillet. Add broccoli, mushrooms, sweet potato, shallots and oregano. Saute about 8 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in whipping cream and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer to reduce cream slightly, stirring constantly. (Cream should cling to vegetables.) Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Add cooked noodles to vegetable mixture; toss gently to combine. Stir in roasted pepper strips. Sprinkle with cheese and walnuts. Serve immediately.