Friday, June 8, 2012

Healthier Alfredo Sauce Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole wheat fettuccine
  • 8 ounces zucchini, cut into thin strips with a vegetable peeler
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the fettuccine, bring back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Lightly cook zucchini by tossing into pasta water just before draining.
  2. Heat butter and garlic in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. Stir in parsley.
  3. Toss sauce with cooked whole wheat fettuccine and zucchini strips.