Lighter Fettucini Alfredo Recipe

Looking for an easy Lighter Fettucini Alfredo recipe? Learn how to make Lighter Fettucini Alfredo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by smgalert

Makes 2 servings



From EatingWell. Active time: 30 minutes | Total: 35 minutes Alfredo di Lello, the Roman restaurateur who created his signature sauce in the 1920s, might be startled to find this streamlined version that still tastes rich enough to satisfy those deep creamy-pasta cravings. The addition of zucchini boosts the nutritional profile. And when cut into thin strands, it can be twirled gracefully on a fork. One serving = 1-1/2 cups

Recipe Ingredients for Lighter Fettucini Alfredo

3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 garlic cloves, large peeled
4 oz whole-wheat fettuccine
1 small zucchini, cut into matchsticks
2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
2 tbsp light sour cream
1 pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
1/8 tsp ground pepper
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 tbsp parsley, chopped

Recipe Directions for Lighter Fettucini Alfredo

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Combine broth and garlic cloves in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the garlic cloves are soft, about 15 minutes.

  2. After the garlic has simmered about 10 minutes, cook fettuccine in the boiling water, stirring often, for 8 minutes. Drop in zucchini and cook until the fettuccine is just tender, about 1 minute more.

  3. Meanwhile, transfer the garlic and broth to a blender. Process until the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.) Return the mixture to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add cornstarch mixture; whisk it until slightly thickened, about 15 seconds. Remove from the heat and whisk in sour cream, nutmeg and pepper. Return the pot to very low heat to keep the sauce warm. (Do not boil.)

  4. Drain the pasta and place in a large bowl. Add the sauce and 1/2 cup Parmesan; toss to coat well. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately, passing the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan separately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 269.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
119
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.2g
20%
Saturated Fat
7.2g
36%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Sodium
895mg
37%
Potassium
316mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
43.9g
15%
Dietary Fiber
6.9g
28%
Sugars
2.7g
Protein
26.9g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 48% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in calcium
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