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Healthy Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe

A Great - Healthy - Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe We designed this Fettuccini Alfredo recipe specially for all of us who want to lose weight using the principles of the Mediterranean diet.

We have taken out most of the butter and cream - a great source of saturated animal fat - and used low fat creme fraiche. The parmesan cheese has also been reduced....but the finished result is really delicious. This dish really hits the spot if you want something slightly indulgent to lift your spirits.

Not to be eaten every day...but perfect for an occasional treat, and soooo much more healthy than the original recipe. Great for vegetarians.

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Mediterranean Diet Alfredo Recipe

Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe Ingredients

For 2 People
  • 250g fettuccini, home made or dried.
Why not check out our home made pasta recipe
Its great fun to make your own. We have been using this little pasta machine for years with great success.
  • 2oz / 50g butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 fat cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 8oz / 225g low fat creme fraiche
  • 4oz /100g finely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, or dried
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
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Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe Method
  1. This is really quick and easy! If you are using dried pasta cook according to the instructions on the packet. Fresh pasta fettucini only takes 2 minutes to cook so leave that till you have your sauce ready. 
  2. In a small pan melt the butter and add the olive oil, over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 2-3 minutes, then add the garlic. Turn down the heat so they are just simmering.
  4. Cook for a further 3 minutes, until softened.
  5. Add the creme fraiche and stir until heated, then add the nutmeg.
  6. Put the sauce to one side and cook the fresh pasta now or have the cooked dried ready to use.
  7. Drain the water from the pasta keeping a little back in a small bowl.
  8. Put the pasta back into it's cooking pan and pour in the sauce, also adding the parmesan a little salt and black pepper.
  9. Give the whole thing a really good stir, we usually use 2 wooden spoons, until the sauce and cheese are well combined.
  10. If you think that the sauce is too thick just add a little of the hot water you put to the side, just to thin it down slightly.
  11. Serve your Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe in warmed pasta bowls sprinkled with parsley.

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