Sunday, January 13, 2013
Fettuccine Alfredo with Veggies
This recipe was the second one I tried from the 365 days of 30 minute meals. I substituted zucchini in for the asparagus and did not include any brussels sprouts like the original recipe called for. If I were to make this again I would add a little more milk because there was not enough Alfredo sauce to cover all of the pasta. Over all, I would say this was an easy meal to make, but the girls did not like it.
8 oz dried fettuccine
1/2 cup dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
4 Tbs of butter
1 Tbs olive oil
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
8 fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbs all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding dried tomatoes for the last 2 minutes of cooking; drain. Return to saucepan; keep warm.
2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat 1 Tbs of the butter and the olive oil over medium heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms, and broccoli florets. Cook about 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Remove vegetables from skillet; set aside.
3. In the same skillet heat remaining 3 Tbs butter over medium heat until melted. Stir in flour. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in 1 1/4 cups milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Gently stir in cooked pasta and vegetables. If necessary, stir in additional milk to reach desired consistency. Sprinkle with lemon peel and additional Parmesan cheese.