Yummy Light Pasta Alfredo

Yummy Light Pasta Alfredo
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 308.6
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.2 mg
  • Sodium: 548.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 12.3 g

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Introduction

My husband loves full fat and high calorie dishes...he doesn't even notice that this is the "skinny" version! Switch out the bell peppers or mushrooms for broccoli...add chicken or shrimp...the possibilities are endless!
My husband loves full fat and high calorie dishes...he doesn't even notice that this is the "skinny" version! Switch out the bell peppers or mushrooms for broccoli...add chicken or shrimp...the possibilities are endless!

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 box Ronzoni Garden Delight Rotini Pasta (12 oz)
    1 sliced medium yellow onion
    1 sliced yellow bell peppe
    1 1/2 c. sliced fresh mushrooms
    1 jar Cheesy Ragu Light Parmesan Alfredo Sauce (1 lb. jar)
    Thickly shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
    Tony Chachere's Lite Creole Seasoning (optional)


Directions

You will need: 1) small saucepot, 2) large pasta pot, 3) non-stick skillet

Bring water to boil in large pasta pot; add pasta and boil for 7-9 minutes for al dente pasta, longer if you prefer pasta more well done.

In a non-stick skillet, lightly grill mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers to taste. I sprinkle with Tony Chachere's Lite Creole Seasoning for some extra zing, but you can add garlic or other italian seasoning if you prefer. Also, you may drizzle some Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the veggies as you grill them if you don't mind a little extra fat.

In the saucepan, heat the Ragu Light Parmesan Sauce.

Drain pasta, top with veggies, drizzle sauce over the mixture and top with shredded cheese (optional). I reserve about 1/2 of the pasta sauce and place it on the table for those who like to add sauce. Actually, the calorie count per serving is less if you do it this way, too!

This recipe makes 6 servings. (The pasta alone is 3/4 cup/serving, so when you add the veggies, it's really a large portion!)

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ITSASIMPLELIFE.

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