I was sorting through my pantry early this morning to see what I needed to put on my grocery list and discovered a couple of packets of Knorr Pesto Mix and Alfredo Mix. I always try to keep the pesto mix because it’s low in fat and you can do so much with it but had totally forgotten about the Alfredo mix. If you make either mix per the directions, it will be very high in fat but if you use the tricks that I had tried to show you then you can enjoy the mixes without any reservations! My Sponsor, Plumbs Market, carries a wide variety of Knorr mixes.
I made the Fettuccine with shrimp but you could easily make it with chicken breast, chicken tenders or even pork tenderloin. You just need to remember if you use the pork to not overcook if or it will be very dry and tough. Always cook up your meat separately so you can prepare it the way you like and then add it in the last few minutes before you serve the meal. Enjoy 🙂 Please send comments/questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fettuccine Alfredo With Shrimp/Veggies
9 oz. of fettuccine noodles
2-3 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
1 package of Knorr Alfredo Mix
9 oz of shrimp/chicken breast strips/chicken tender strips/ pork tenderloin pieces
Fat Free 1/2 & 1/2
Cook fettuccine noodles according to package (less time for aldente) Just before the noodles are done add the vegetables to the water. Cook only for about 2-3 min or until crisp tender. While your pasta is cooking saute chicken or pork with a bit of minced garlic in a pan that has been sprayed with Pam. If you are using shrimp you can also saute them until they are just pink or you can add them to your pasta water for a few minutes at the end. The timing for cooking your shrimp will depend on the size of shrimp – BE CAREFUL to not over cook the shrimp or they will be rubbery! Drain everything that is in the pasta water. Rinse with hot water to remove the starch from the pasta. As the pasta drains, heat up the 1/2 and 1/2 (use the same amount the back of package calls for milk/cream) slowly. You do not want it to boil. Slowly add the sauce using a whisk to smooth out. You can use a little less of the Fat Free 1/2 & 1/2 if you want you sauce to be a bit thicker. If you choose the package will also ask you to add 1 Tlb of butter but use low fat margarine. Once the sauce begins to thicken you can stir in the pasta, vegetables and the meat you chose to use. Mix it all up well
Put on a serving plate and top with a couple of tablespoons of shredded Parmesan cheese ( pretty low in fat). And whala you have dinner! Make a side salad and some homemade garlic pita bread and you have a great meal that will put a smile on anyone. It taste good, is low in fat and you don’t feel like your eating some package meal!