Mar 29, 2006

It's It-al-ian!

Calling all pasta lovers.... Want to do away with an evening of watching your carbs and fat? Want to indulge yourself? A bit of indulgence once in a while doesn't hurt, does it? The kid over there doesn't think so! So what am I getting at? Fettucini Alfredo!!


2 med. zucchini, sliced
2 med. yellow squash, sliced
1 c. fresh broccoli flowerets
1/2 c. sliced onion
1 c. sliced mushrooms
1 pkg. (9 oz.) fresh fettucini
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2 c. milk
1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, cubed
3/4 c. fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground pepper

Steam first 4 ingredients 5-7 minutes or until almost crisp tender. in a steamer rack. Add mushrooms, cover and steam an additional minute. Cook pasta according to directions; drain. In large saucepan, stir together cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, butter and milk over low heat until smooth. Add fettuccini and vegetables, toss lightly.

Notes: I made this in about 1/2 hour. I used 1 small zucchini, 1 small summer squash (each sliced and then cut into quarters), the sliced onion, and 1/2 pkg. of frozen broccoli/carrots/cauliflour mix. Didn't have any mushrooms so I omitted them. I used the Kraft grated parmesan cheese -- It worked fine. Be sure to use the grated stuff that looks like cheese and not the powdery stuff. I cooked up about 12oz of pasta. Use a wire whisk to stir the melting cheese/milk. It makes it blend easier. It makes a lot of sauce. (But it was REALLY good!! Mmmmmmmm!) You can make it without the veggies if you want and just have plain Fetuccini Alfredo.


Melissa said...

This recipe sounds great! Hope to try it later this week.