Herbed Alfredo Sauce over Linguine

Made in 30 minutes, this rich and creamy side dish can also be a meatless main.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 5

Ingredients

12
oz uncooked linguine or 2 packages (9 oz each) refrigerated linguine
2
teaspoons butter or margarine
1
teaspoon olive oil
3
large cloves garlic, minced
1/2
cup finely chopped red bell pepper (1 small)
1/3
cup sliced green onions (about 5 medium)
1/3
cup chopped fresh parsley or 3 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
2
cans (12 oz each) evaporated low-fat milk
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook linguine as directed on package. Drain; return to Dutch oven and cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter with oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add bell pepper, onions, parsley and flour; cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk until well blended. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Cook 6 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce is bubbly and thickened.
  • 3 Remove skillet from heat. Stir in basil, oregano and salt. Pour sauce over linguine; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    510
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    820mg
    820%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    78g
    78%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    18g
    18%
    ),
    Protein
    24g
    24%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    40%;
    Vitamin C
    30%;
    Calcium
    50%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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