A healthy version of fettuccine Alfredo? Perfect.

I LOVE pasta…and bread. Which can sometimes get me in trouble if i’m not practicing self control! So here is a recipe that my sister passed to me and i love it! Its homemade Alfredo sauce, and instead of regular fettuccine noodles we will use zucchini and a vegetable peeler.

Ingredients:
6 zucchini (if you are doing this as a side dish, its roughly one per person.)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic minced
1 tablesoon butter
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
1/2 salt
1/2 pepper

Cut off both ends of the zucchini.

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Take off the peel with your vegetable peeler, and discard the peel.  Then start making long ribbons from top to bottom. I like to use the entire zucchini.

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Now for the sauce (my favorite part).
Melt the butter in a sauce pan and add the garlic. After that browns for a minute, pour in the heavy cream.
Let it come to a boil for a couple minutes, then turn the heat down and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. The cream should thicken.

 

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When it looks about right, add the Parmesan. Stir it until the cheese melts, then add the salt and pepper to taste. Oh, this sauce is so delicious!

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Ok, back to those noodles. Put the olive oil in a pan  and heat to medium. Add the noodles and saute just until tender. Its usually about 2-3 minutes.

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Once the noodles are cooked, drain any liquid that may be in the pan. Stir in the sauce and dinner is served!
I usually serve this alongside grilled chicken.
I hope you enjoy!

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