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Mock Pasta Alfredo Recipe

"If you've been yearning for pasta in a creamy sauce, indulge yourself with this recipe," advises Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces ) 1% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 8 ounces spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

Directions

  • 1. In a blender or food processor, process cottage cheese, milk and garlic until smooth. Add flour, lemon juice, basil, mustard, pepper and salt if desired; process until well blended. Pour into a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Do not boil. Serve over noodles; sprinkle with chopped tomatoes. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared without added salt) equals 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable; also, 316 calories, 368 mg sodium, 8 mg cholesterol, 53 gm carbohydrate, 20 gm protein, 2 gm fat.