Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New Recipe!

I had to share this recipe! I got it out of my Weight Watcher's cookbook, but it is so good, I bet the rest of your family would eat it, too. I haven't gotten Derek to eat it, but Ella loves it. Evan can't eat it because he has an allergy to dairy. Anyway, this is it...

Linguine Alfredo

Makes 4 servings

1 tablespoon butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup fat=free cream cheese
1/4 cup grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese (I use the Parmesan)
1 cup broccoli florets
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 carrot, thinly sliced
4 cups hot cooked linguine

1. In a medium nonstick saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Saute the garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Whisk in the flour, then gradually whisk in the milk; cook, stirring constantly, until lightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cream cheese and Asiago; cook, stirring, until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Removed from the heat and cover to keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, place the broccoli, bell pepper, and carrot in a steamer basket; set in a saucepan over 1 inch of boiling water. Cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.

3. In a large bowl, combine the pasta and steamed vegetables. Add the cheese sauce; toss to coat thoroughly. Serve at once.

POINTS value: 6
Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Just to give you an idea of how much it makes, when I took this picture, I had already eaten one helping for lunch. It is very, very good and very filling. If you make it, let me know what you think!


Candy said...

That looks so good! I'll have to try it. I'm so excited about all these new recipes I have finding from blogs lately. :)
BTW my friend Angela has a recipe blog that you can link to off my blog. She is on WW and has been posting a lot of new recipes lately.

Kelly said...

That looks good! I will have to try that!

His Doorkeeper said...

Looks delicious....only problem is I could eat the whole thing!! i would have 40 points in one sitting!!