Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fettuccine Alfredo

Hello! And welcome to my blog. I started this blog mainly as a way to organize & share my recipes, keep track of crafting blogs I like, and share my handmade goodies.....


So, having said that I'll start my adventures in blogging with a recipe. We're having this for dinner later.

I finally found a low calorie Fettuccine Alfredo recipe that doesn't suck. Really good, kid tested and approved!

399 calories including the pasta! This comes from Cooking Light magazine, Jan 2007. As a side note, I didn't add the salt b/c I felt like the (fresh grated parmesan) cheese was salty enough.

Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
2 tablespoons 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups hot cooked fettuccine (8 ounces uncooked pasta)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Cracked black pepper

Preparation
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Cook 6 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, cream cheese, and salt, stirring with a whisk until cheeses melt. Toss sauce with hot pasta. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and chopped parsley. Garnish with black pepper, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information
Calories:
399 (30% from fat)
Fat:
13.5g (sat 8g,mono 3.4g,poly 1.1g)
Protein:
21.3g
Carbohydrate:
48.9g
Fiber:
2g
Cholesterol:
34mg
Iron:
2.1mg
Sodium:
822mg
Calcium:
451mg

 
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