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Alfredo Pasta



Alfredo Pasta
Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes Number of Servings: 4
Actual Cooking Time:less than 15 minutes Source:
Food Groups: Grains, Meat & Beans, Milk & Milk Products, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Chicken & Turkey, Egg & Cheese, Rice, Pasta & Bread, Vegetables
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: Italian
Special Features: Kids Can Help Make It , Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes)

Use leftover cooked chicken or turkey and whatever vegetables you have on hand to prepare this easy, satisfying meal in no time.

Ingredients:

1/2 pound uncooked whole wheat or durum semolina Fettuccine or penne pasta
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 teaspoon grated Garlic(optional)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons reduced-fat Sour Cream
1 cup low-fat Milk
1 cup cooked Vegetable(asparagus or green peas are good)
2 cups cooked Chicken or Turkey, in chunks
Fresh ground black Pepper to taste

Preparation:

Boil water and add pasta. cook until tender. Drain.
Heat oil in sauce pan. Cook garlic in oil. Add cheese to oil and melt.
Stir sour cream into melted cheese.
Add milk slowly to sauce. Turn off heat when sauce begins to congeal. Fold vegetables into sauce. Fold chicken into sauce. Fold drained pasta into sauce and coat all noodles. Garnish with black pepper if desired. Serve immediately.


Nutrient Information
Calories: 493
Total Fat: 16 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g
Sodium: 340 mg
Carbohydrates: 48 g
Protein: 40 g
Fiber: 6 g
Vitamin A: 5120 IU
Vitamin C: 2.7 mg
Calcium: 277 mg
Iron: 3.2 mg

Cook's Notes:

Consider adding two cups of vegetables and just one cup of cooked chicken, and one quarter of the olive oil to adjust the fat and calories in this dish.