Fettuccini Alfredo with Broccoli!
I have been into a lot of pasta lately and so I wanted to try the classic fettucini alfredo dish. It was surprisingly easy to make and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a simple recipe that is filling and tasty!
What the recipe calls for:
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 cup fat free milk
- 1/4 cup fat free cream cheese
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 cup broccoli
- 4 cups of hot cooked fettucini noodles
Heat a medium nonstick saucepan over medium low, melt the margarine. Whisk in the flour, then gradually whisk in the milk; cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cream cheese and Parmesan; cook, stirring, until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm. Meanwhile, cook broccoli in boiling water. Cover until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Cook the noodles according to the directions on the back of the box. In a large bowl, combine the pasta and broccoli. Add the cheese sauce; toss to coat thoroughly.
Calories: 244 • Fat: 3.5 g • Protein: 12.3 g • Carb: 40.2 g • Protein: 12.3 g
I went to the super Wal Mart and found a box of precooked fettucini noodles for only $3.15, and then I bought a bag of broccoli for $4.75. I already had the flour, milk, margarine and parmesan cheese as well. I had a splurge a little on the small tub of fat free cream cheese, which cost me $5.80. But for what it was worth I was able to eat the leftovers for three nights, and I only spent about $14.00!