Meatless Lenten Recipe - Fetuccine Alfredo


fettuccinniToday’s recipe is shared by Patrick Denny of the wonderful Verbum Domini podcast.  Patrick shares, “This is my FAVORITE low calorie (and meatless) recipe.  Believe it or not, it tastes fantastic.  Just don’t cook it down too “dry”. I like to leave it a bit wet as the moisture will disappear much faster than a standard alfredo sauce.  Perhaps add a bit more milk?”

Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
(From Cooking Light)

1 Tablespoon Margarine
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
1-1/3 cups skim milk
2 Tablespoons light cream cheese
1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 ounces) grated
Parmesan cheese, divided
4 cups hot cooked fettuccine,
cooked without salt or fat
2 teaspoons chopped parsley
Fresh ground pepper

Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add garlic; sauté 1 minute.  Stir in flour.  Gradually add milk, stirring with a wire wisk until blended; cook 8 minutes or until thickened and bubbly (but not too thick), stirring constantly.  Stir in cream cheese, cook 2 minutes.
Add 1 cup Parmesan cheese, stirring constantly until it melts.  Pour over hot cooked fettuccine; toss well to coat.  Top with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley and pepper.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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