Monday, December 16, 2013

Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo

We love Braised Chicken over Fettuccini on page 168 in Tastes & Treasures cookbook. Here's a low calorie version of using spinach.

Super-Sized Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients Pasta
4 oz. uncooked spinach fettuccine

2 medium zucchini, ends removed

Ingredients Sauce:

3 tbsp. light sour cream
1 tbsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. salt

Dash black pepper


In a medium-large pot, cook pasta per package instructions, about 8 minutes.

 Drain pasta, transfer to a large microwave-safe bowl, and cover to keep warm.

 Use a veggie peeler to peel zucchini into super-thin strips; rotate zucchini after each strip to yield a width similar to fettuccine. Place in another large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave for 2 - 3 minutes, until soft. Drain and blot away excess moisture.

 Thoroughly mix zucchini into fettuccine. Cover to keep warm. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, mix all sauce ingredients, breaking cheese wedges into pieces.

 Stir in 2 tbsp. water. Microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute. Stir and microwave at 50 percent power for 30 seconds, or until melted.

 Spoon sauce over pasta, and toss to coat. Microwave for 1 minute, or until hot.


1/2 of recipe (about 1 3/4 cups): 338 calories, 6g fat, 582mg sodium, 53.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 9g sugars, 14.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*
Thanks to Hungry Girl for this recipe.