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A lower fat version of the recipe that is served in restaurants but just as tasty!

Cooking Light Five Star Recipes, Oxmoor House, 1996

Serves/Makes:4 (1 cup) servings

  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) margarine
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cups (325 ml) skim (non-fat) milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) light process cream cheese (Neufchatel)
  • 1-1/4 cups (300 ml) freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 cups (950 ml) hot cooked fettuccine (cooked without salt or fat)
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) chopped fresh parsley
  • freshly ground pepper
  • Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic, and saute 1 minute.
  • Stir in flour.
  • Gradually add skim milk, stirring with a wire whisk until mixture is blended.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • Stir in cream cheese; cook 2 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup (225 ml) Parmesan sheese, stirring constantly until Parmesan cheese melts.
  • Pour sauce over hot cooked fettucine, and toss well to coat.
  • Top fettucine with remaining 1/4 cup (60 ml) Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, and pepper.
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