Rich Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
Rich Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Rich Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Publisher Photo
Everyone will love this super-creamy, warm and cozy entree on a chilly evening. But no one will ever guess that something this cheesy and delicious could also be lighter! Try it–you’ll see what we mean. Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat fettuccine
  • 2 bacon strips, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 417 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 561 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 38 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. Saute the mushrooms, onion and pepper in drippings until tender. Add the garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in cream cheese until melted.
  3. Combine cornstarch and milk until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the chicken, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and salt; cook and stir until cheese is melted.
  4. Drain fettuccine; add to chicken mixture. Heat through. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and reserved bacon. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Rich Fettuccine Alfredo in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p51

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 417 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 561 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 38 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

Reviews for Rich Fettuccine Alfredo

AVERAGE RATING
   (5)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (3)
4 Star
 (1)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (1)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

Wow! This was awesome! Mine wasn't as low fat as the recipe though - I used whole milk (because that's what I had) and reduced fat cream cheese instead of fat free. I left out the red pepper b/c my DH doesn't like them. Next time I make it I might sub in sundried tomatoes for the red pepper. I would definately serve this to company.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

My family loved this recipe and the bacon is what they thought made the whole meal.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

My family wasn't crazy about the flavor of the sauce and thought it was "too heavy" even for a rich alredo sauce. Loved having the bacon in it--then cooking in the drippings but I'm going to have to work on lightening the sauce up before I serve it again.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

This recipe made a nice dinner. It is very adaptaple to whatever else you would like to add. I had some leftover brocolli that I threw in. I never did add the mozzeralla cheese, but it was fine without. Very creamy and filling. Husband recommended adding shrimp next time.

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT