Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Feel-Good Fettuccine Alfredo

With Thanksgiving and Christmas behind us and New Year's fast approaching, it seems hard to imagine getting back to the routine, especially one that involves a healthy diet and exercise.

Here's a dish to get you back in the mix, and quickly too: Fettuccine Alfredo. I know, I know; cream sauces are not exactly a health food, but this one's a little different, without sacrificing any flavour. Serve with roasted vegetables and a warm roll, and you've got a winner.

Trust me.



Feel-Good Fettuccine
adapted from a Kraft Foods recipe
serves 4 (or 2 starving adults)

  • 1/2 lb. fettuccine, uncooked (I used Rossi's Parsley & Garlic, a local favourite)
  • 1 no-chicken bouillon cube dissolved in 1 1/4 cups hot water
  • 4 teaspoons flour
  • 1/3 cup fat-free cream cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese (I used the powdered kind)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  1. Cook pasta as directed, and drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring broth up to a simmer, and whisk in the flour, a teaspoon at a time, until well blended.
  3. Add in cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan, nutmeg and pepper. Stirring constantly, cook until the mixture comes to a boil and starts to thicken, about 2 minutes.
  4. Taking saucepan off the heat, add in the pasta, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and parsley, and plate.

2 comments:

~Dana said...

I LOVE feel good foods! I ca't wait to try this!

Elra said...

Hello,
Just a quick note to wish you a happy new year. I wish you and your love one always in a good health, lot's of luck and all beautiful things come in year 2009.
Best wishes,
Elra