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10.17.2008

"Healthified" Fettuccine Alfredo

1lb uncooked fettuccine
2cups whole milk
1tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4teaspoon salt

Dash freshly ground black pepper

Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
2tablespoons butter
2teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufch√Ętel)
2/3
cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
2tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Cook fettuccine as directed on package, omitting salt. Drain; return to saucepan. Cover to keep warm; set aside.


Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir milk, flour, salt, black pepper and red pepper with wire whisk until smooth. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly (do not burn). With wire whisk, stir milk mixture into butter mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens and boils.


Stir in cream cheese until melted. Stir in Parmesan cheese until melted. Pour over fettuccine; toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley.

The good news is, kids love it too!!! Thumbs up to that!!!

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