Creamy, Lightened Up Sun-dried Tomato Fettuccine Alfredo smothered in a flavor bursting velvety sauce with a fraction of the calories, and on your table in 20 minutes! A delectable, customizable go-to dinner!
One of my favorite comfort foods in the world is creamy pasta. No vegetables, no chicken, no meat just pasta so I can shovel the trail of silky noodles into my mouth at lightening speed like my Million Dollar Mac and Cheese and Lightened up Fettuccine Alfredo.
Enter comfortlicious Lightened Up Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine Alfredo! Don’t get me wrong, you can totally add vegetables and chicken, shrimp, etc., there are a zillion variations to customize this pasta just the way you like it – that’s part of its charm – but the star is the luscious sauce – lightened up luscious sauce. The simple sauce is made with pantry friendly ingredients and is one of those dinners you can just throw together last minute but is so crave worthy you will be craving it for days, weeks months.
I was craving this creamy sun-dried tomato goodness so badly last week that I whipped it up on Saturday which was a bonus so Patrick could actually eat it fresh (as opposed to 99% of the time, I cook and photograph during the day so Patrick hardly ever gets straight-off-the-stove-food). But as the velvety pasta glided down his throat, my lived-in-Italy-for-2-years pasta critic couldn’t stop gushing its praises. And it took me less than 20 minutes. And its lightened up!
The base of the flavorful sauce is sauteed sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and a dash of red pepper flakes. The aroma alone will make you drool.
Sprinkle in some flour, whisk in some chicken broth and milk and the perfect rainbow of Italian spices, then stir in your freshly grated Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese…
And finally bathe your fettuccine in the creamy comforting goodness…
And prepare for your eyes to roll back in your head as you slurp the velvety noodles.
And prepare to crave this Lightened Up Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine Alfredo long after your last twirled forkful.
Looking for more easy Italian pasta recipes?
- Cheesy Bolognese Pasta Bake
- Million Dollar Baked Penne
- Baked Italian Meatballs (and Spaghetti)
- One Skillet Cheesy Meaty Penne
- Parmesan Meatballs and Orzo
- Spaghetti Bolognese
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