Primavera, Italian for "spring," here refers to the colorful mixture of vegetables. Our version is lower in fat than many traditional renditions, which negate the healthy attributes of the vegetables by drowning them in fat-laden heavy-cream sauces.
Fennel seed has a distinctive licorice taste and is a key flavor in Italian sausage. In fact, to approximate the flavor of Italian sausage while keeping a low-fat profile, sprinkle fennel seeds into your favorite soup, stew or spaghetti sauce.
Fettuccine noodles resemble flattened spaghetti noodles and provide plenty of surface area for sauce to cling to. You can substitute any availalble pasta.