I love everything about creamy, decadent pasta sauces. However, I know they're incredibly unhealthy. That's why I enjoy making lighter versions like this low-fat fettuccine Alfredo. The recipe calls for skim milk and tons of crunchy, green broccoli. A small amount of good quality parmesan cheese adds depth and flavor. To recreate this classic pasta dish in a more healthful manner,
- 12 ounces fettuccine
- 1 head of broccoli
- 1 1/2 cups cups skim milk
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Cook fettuccine according to the package directions; drain.
- Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook broccoli (cut into florets, stalks peeled and sliced), 3 minutes; drain.
- Heat skim milk and butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Slowly whisk in flour.
- Simmer until slightly thickened, whisking constantly, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan and salt.
- Add the pasta and broccoli and stir over low heat until heated through. Top each serving with Parmesan shavings.
NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 445(0% from fat); FAT 9g (sat 5g); PROTEIN 22mg; CHOLESTEROL 23mg; CALCIUM 312mg; SODIUM 568mg; FIBER 4g; CARBOHYDRATE 72g; IRON 3mg
- Pasta, Main Dishes