Recipe: Mock Pasta Alfredo

Who doesn’t enjoy a ready-made dinner that won’t expand the waistline?! Here’s a pleasing pasta meal that is low in fat yet rich in flavor. For added color and nutrition, top the pasta with diced tomatoes, peppers, steamed broccoli, or other colorful vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. pasta, such as corkscrew, penne or shells
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese, preferably lowfat
  • 1 cup milk, preferably skim or lowfat
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, cut in pieces (or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt and pepper, as desired
  • Optional: 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, dash of chili pepper

Directions:

  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • In a blender or food processor, process cottage cheese, milk and garlic until smooth.
  • Add flour, lemon juice, basil, mustard, salt, pepper (and chili pepper if desired); process until well blended.
  • Pour into a saucepan; (add the parmesan cheese); cook over medium heat until thickened. Do not boil.
  • Mix into the noodles; serve with colorful veggies; enjoy!

Yield: 3 servings
Total calories: 1200
Calories per serving: 400
70 g Carb; 25 g Pro; 2 g Fat

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