Saturday, March 22, 2008

Linguine Alfredo...

I got this recipe from a friend...
6oz. linguine (or I used Rotini)
1 tablespoon butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese
1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup broccoli florets
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 carrot, thinly sliced

1. Cook your linguine until soft and leave in the water.
2. Place the broccoli, bell pepper and carrot in a steamer basket; set in a saucepan over 1 inch of boiling water. Cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.
3. In a medium nonstick sauce pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Saute the garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Whisk in the flour, then gradually whisk in the milk; cook, stirring constantly, until lightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cream cheese and Parmesan; cook, stirring, until smooth, 1-2 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and add in vegetables and pasta. Toss to coat thoroughly. Serve at once.

Points value: 6
Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups


Leigh Ann said...

Did you like it? I'm making it about once a week now! I just love it.

Michelle said...

Making this some time this week, its on our menu, so I will comment once I find out the census, oh and we are adding chicken to ours, so we will see :)