Festive Fettuccine Alfredo

Serving Size
1/2 cup
Prep Time
1 hour
Cook Time
15 - 18 min
Festive Fettuccine Alfredo

Nutrition Information

Calories 343.2
Fat 13.1 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 172.4 mg
Carbs 40.9 g
Fiber 8.7 g
Protein 14.7 g
Health Benefit

Make your favorite pasta dish lighter with veggies and a surprise ingredient

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  1. Prep: Soak cashews in 2 cups hot water for 1 hour in a large covered bowl.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  3. Drain cashews and blend for 1 minute with cheese, pasta water, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and fry garlic, onion, and sun-dried tomatoes for 2 minutes. Stir in greens and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add cashew mixture and heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly. (For a thinner sauce, add tap water, as needed.)
  6. Toss pasta with sauce and garnish with sage leaves before serving, if desired.

Tip: Warm, crunchy herbs make the perfect pasta topper! To make fried sage leaves: Heat 1 TbspĀ olive oil and fry each leaf for 3-5 seconds until crisp.

Jackie Gentilesco