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Fettuccine Alfredo

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From EatingWell:  EatingWell Serves Two

Alfredo di Lello, the Roman restaurateur who created his signature sauc.e 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.

2 servings, 1 1/2 cups each | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  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; see Tip.) 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.

Nutrition

Per serving : 379 Calories; 11 g Fat; 6 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 33 mg Cholesterol; 52 g Carbohydrates; 21 g Protein; 8 g Fiber; 628 mg Sodium; 326 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 high fat meat

Tips & Notes