My BF does not eat much aside from pretty plain meat, corn, green beans. He does not like herbs, spices and seasonings as a general rule. I was very shocked when he tried a very small portion of this and then went back for seconds! He even ate the zucchini, which he claims to NOT like. I had some trouble with the broth evaporating a great deal before the garlic was done. I ended up adding another 1/4 cup of broth to make up the difference. I think I'll try mincing my garlic next time, to speed up the simmer time and save the broth. I will definitely be making this again! I am on Weight Watchers and I absolutely love Fettuccini Alfredo and have been really bummed about not being able to eat more than about a 1/4 cup of it and not feeling very satisfied. This was a fabulous substitute! I didn't feel cheated at all and ate the full serving!
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.
19 Reviews for Fettuccine Alfredo
I was a little nervous about making this dish. My kids turn their nose up at anything green, so I wasn't sure if the zucchini would pass the kid test. I have been making regular fettuccine alfredo for years so I thought my family would be begging for the real thing back. To my surprise my whole family loved it!!! My 7 yr old literally licked his bowl clean! I have been trying to find traditional foods made into healthier versions, this recipe really hits the mark! I added grilled chicken to make it a whole meal.
I added some sliced button mushrooms to give it a little more umph!! It was pretty good. I would make it again.
It's a good try, but it just doesn't come close to real fettucine alfredo. Not sure you can do real FA in a healthy way, but this doesn't really do it.
I also used a garlic press instead of the whole cloves; MUCH easier! I actually used more garlic and black pepper...we added poached boneless chicken breast and had a FABULOUS meal! OMGosh, we haven't eaten Fettuccine Alfredo in 7 years, and this was better than any we remember having!! Really a very delicious dish! Oh, and I also splurged on some really great Italian Parm/Reggiano (didn't use the pre-shredded stuff). Great flavor & mouth feel!!