Thursday, November 10, 2011

In the Kitchen With Jason: Broccoli Alfredo


We've made an alfredo recipe previously, and it was a lot of work. Jess and I recently picked up the Cooking Light: Complete Cookbook and it had a recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo that took a quarter of the work and was just as delicious. We then altered the recipe to have a little more green in it and you have what follows.

Ingredients
  • 16 oz uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 head of broccoli
Directions
  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions.
  • While fettuccine is cooking melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Add remaining non broccoli ingredients.
  • Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Bring a sauce pan with about 3 cups water in it to a boil.
  • Add broccoli and cook for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Drain broccoli.
  • Mix noodles, Alfredo sauce, and broccoli in a large bowl.
  • Makes 6 servings
Nutrition Information: CALORIES: 416(28% from fat); FAT 12.8g (sat 7.4g, mono 3.5g, poly 0.9g); PROTEIN 17.2g; CARB 58g; CHOL 34mg; IRON 2.8mg; SODIUM 488mg; CALC 244mg.

If you want, you could always add a cup or two of cooked chicken as well (but then my nutrition information would be all off).

Please enjoy!

-Chef Jason

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