Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Light Alfredo Spaghetti



Since I do NOT believe in fat free or Low fat Products for most of my cooking I do look for ways to cook healthy.
 Whip up a delightful Alfredo sauce with skim milk, chicken broth and flour in place of heavy cream. Parmesan cheese gives it just the right zing. Add sauteed onions and garlic and lightly cooked broccoli, and you have a terrific dish! 

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Makes: 8 servings

What you Need:
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cups skim milk
1 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
16 ounces dry fettuccine pasta
1 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli florets
I do add cooked chicken to mine most the time about 2 lbs

How to Make it:
In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute until golden brown.

In a small saucepan, stir together milk, chicken broth, flour, salt and pepper over low heat until smooth and thick. Stir into onion mixture. Continue to cook over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until the sauce is thick. Stir in Parmesan cheese.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water. Add broccoli to the pasta for the last several minutes of cooking. Continue cooking until the pasta is al dente.

Drain the pasta and vegetables, and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with sauce. Serve.

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