Fiery Fettuccine (lighter recipe)

Evaporated fat-free milk and smoked turkey sausage are the calorie-busting secrets in this rich and creamy pasta favorite.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

8
ounces uncooked fettuccine
1
cup evaporated fat-free milk
1
teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning
1
jar (7 ounces) roasted red bell peppers, drained
1/2
pound fully cooked smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)

  • 1 Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.
  • 2 While fettuccine is cooking, place milk, Creole seasoning and bell peppers in blender or food processor. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth.
  • 3 Pour pepper mixture into 12-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens. Stir in sausage; heat through but do not boil.
  • 4 Serve sausage mixture over fettuccine. Sprinkle with onions.

Expert Tips

You'll find smoked turkey sausage in links or rings near kielbasa and other smoked sausage.

“Snip” green onions with a scissors directly over the cooked fettuccine. You won’t dirty an extra knife or cutting board!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
80 mg
80 %;
Sodium
650 mg
650 %;
Total Carbohydrate
48 g
48 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
21 g
21 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
44%;
Vitamin C
72%;
Calcium
22%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.