Light Fettuccine Alfredo

Enjoy this light fettuccine alfredo sprinkled with parsley that’s ready in 30 minutes – perfect for dinner.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

8
oz. uncooked fettuccine
1/3
cup margarine or butter
1 1/2
teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon white or black pepper
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, if desired
1/2
cup half-and-half
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cook fettuccine to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, melt margarine in large skillet over low heat. Stir in flour, pepper and nutmeg. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring frequently.
  • 3 Stir in cheese; cook just until cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Immediately stir in cooked fettuccine; toss to coat with sauce. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • 1 Cook fettuccine to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, melt margarine in large skillet over low heat. Stir in flour, pepper and nutmeg. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring frequently.
  • 3 Stir in cheese; cook just until cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Immediately stir in cooked fettuccine; toss to coat with sauce. Sprinkle with parsley.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Using half-and-half instead of heavy cream in this favorite pasta dish reduces the fat somewhat without sacrificing the rich, creamy sauce. The touch of nutmeg deepens the flavor without being readily recognizable as a sweet spice.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.