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Low-Fat Fettuccine Recipe

Low-Fat Fettuccine Recipe

Low-Fat Fettuccine has a delightful combination of noodles, ham, cheese and vegetables in a creamy sauce. "This family favorite takes just minutes to prepare," says Andrea Buchmann of Orlando, Florida, who shares this recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fettuccini
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup quartered mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 4 ounces low-fat fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook the fettucine according to package directions. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring broth and garlic to a boil. Add mushrooms and onions; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender. Add cream cheese and ham; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Add tomatoes; heat through. Remove from the heat; stir in Parmesan cheese and pepper. Rinse and drain fettuccine; top with the sauce. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One 1/2-cup serving of sauce (calculated without fettuccine) equals 1-1/2 lean meat, 1 vegetable; also, 118 calories, 648 mg sodium, 22 mg cholesterol, 6 gm carbohydrate, 13 gm protein, 5 gm fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.