Thursday, January 25, 2007

Cooking Light...

While y'all are dusting off your yummy chicken recipes for the Pullet Surprise ... I was looking for a low fat version of Fettucine Alfredo, a husband favorite. I turned to one of my new favorite cooking sites Cooking Light low and behold in their January issue is the following.
Fettuccine Alfredo
1 tablespoon butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
2 tablespoons 1/3-less-fat cream cheese ***
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups hot cooked fettuccine (8 ounces uncooked pasta)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Cracked black pepper
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Cook 6 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, cream cheese, and salt, stirring with a whisk until cheeses melt. Toss sauce with hot pasta. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and chopped parsley. Garnish with black pepper, if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
CALORIES 399 (30% from fat); FAT 13.5g (sat 8g,mono 3.4g,poly 1.1g); PROTEIN 21.3g; CHOLESTEROL 34mg; CALCIUM 451mg; SODIUM 822mg; FIBER 2g; IRON 2.1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 48.9g Cooking Light, JANUARY 2007
This recipe rivals our often visited local Italian restaurant, trust me for husband to say that, speaks volumes.
***I didn't have cream cheese, I used mascarpone, also no flat leaf parsley, but I added some small green peas and a few shrimp, add a loaf of crusty Italian bread a bottle of Cline Zinfandel 04 and you got yourself a tasty feast.


wheresmymind said...

NO cream??? *pout*

mooncrazy said...

I can attest to the husband love of fettuccine alfredo so this must be yummy.

Katie said...

That looks wonderful! I'm so glad you posted it! By the time I get my Cooking Light for Jan (somtime in April) I'll be out of the mood for these comfort foods!

Ellie said...

Oh my, YUM! That sauce looks heavenly :D

Cottage Kid said...

Yum,yum.That pic looks delis! I'm heading to me!

La Vida Dulce said...

Ooh, that looks delish! And with mascarpone, even richer. Yum!