Low Fat Alfredo Fettuccini

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Low fat alfredo fettuccini is almost a contradiction of terms (an "oxymoron"), as Alfredo pasta is by definition cheesy and fat.

However, this low fat pasta recipe shows you what a few substitutions can do for your heart and weight.

This low fat alfredo fettuccine recipe is ideal for a dinner with friends, where you know you'll be consuming wine, cheese and the lot.

Of course, knowing that this is going to happen, you'd be wise to exercise a bit more to allow for the extra intake of fat.

In any event, you don't have to worry too much about it because at the end of the day this low fat fettuccini alfredo recipe is worth only 5 WW pts.

If you're pressed for time, you can "cheat" a little bit and use the ready-made WonderSlim Fettucini Alfredo. You'll be done cooking even before starting :-)



170 g (6 oz) fettuccine

3 tsp reduced-calorie tub margarine

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/4 cup of "normal" cream (yup, the one with lots of fat!)

3/4 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated

1 large white mushroom, cut into paper-thin slices

1 capsicum (green bell pepper, seeded and sliced)

Nutritional Information:

Serves 4

Fat: 12 g

Cal: 265

KJ: 1113

WW: 5 Points

This is what you do:

Spray a large non-stick frying pan with cannola cooking spray.

Cook the fettuccine in a large pot till tender ("al dente") . Then drain and place in the pan.

Place the pan over medium heat, and add the margarine and capsicum and toss gently.

Next, add the cream and toss gently, till heated through and most of it is absorbed.

Add the cheese and mushroom slices and toss gently for about 2-3 minutes, till the pasta is evenly coated with the melted cheese.

Serve warm in 4 equal portions, and eat immediately..

Source: Weight Watchers Slim Ways Italian

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