Lighthearted Fettucine Alfredo

Enjoy a "lighthearted" take on a favorite savory Italian pasta dish.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Family Friendly, Low Calorie, Vegetarian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cottage cheese low fat
  • .25 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • .25 cup milk low fat
  • 1 egg
  • .25 tsp nutmeg
  • .25 tsp pepper ground
  • .125 tsp salt
  • .5 box fettuccine whole wheat
  • .25 cup parsley chopped

Instructions
 

  • In food processor or blender, process cottage cheese until very smooth.
  • Add parmesan cheese, milk, egg, garlic, nutmeg, pepper & salt, process until very smooth.
  • Cook fettuccine according to the package directions, drain and put back into hot pan.
  • Add cheese sauce and place pan over medium heat, cook one minute and stir constantly until sauce thickens and coat the pasta.
  • Turn off heat and let rest 3-5 minutes, the pasta will absorb the sauce as it rests.
  • Stir in fresh parsley and serve.

Notes

Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 266
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Fat: 5.5 g
  • Sodium: 438 mg
 
Variations
  • Cook broccoli florets, sliced carrots, red pepper, squash, or any seasonal vegetable combination along with the fettucine for increased nutrient density and fiber.
  • For greater satiety and protein, add a can of rinsed & drained chopped clams along with the parsley.