Mushrooms add flavor and a meaty texture to this vegetarian pasta dinner. Evaporated fat-free milk makes a rich sauce that's lower in fat than the traditional recipe so you can feel good indulging in this creamy fettuccine recipe.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus for the last 1 to 2 minutes of the cooking time; drain. Return pasta mixture to saucepan; cover and keep warm.

  • Meanwhile, coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Preheat over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, leek or onion, and garlic to hot skillet. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in vegetable broth, evaporated milk, dried basil (if using), dried oregano (if using), salt, and pepper. Bring to boiling. Boil gently, uncovered, for 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Stir in tomatoes, fresh basil (if using), and fresh oregano (if using); heat through.

  • Spoon mushroom mixture over pasta mixture; gently toss to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts and, if desired, Parmesan. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

319.3 calories; protein 15g 30% DV; carbohydrates 54g 17% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 8.5g; fat 8.3g 13% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterol 0.6mg; vitamin a iu 1021.6IU 20% DV; vitamin c 10.3mg 17% DV; folate 80.8mcg 20% DV; calcium 104.9mg 11% DV; iron 4.2mg 24% DV; magnesium 111mg 40% DV; potassium 650.6mg 18% DV; sodium 254.7mg 10% DV.