Herbed Alfredo Sauce over Linguine

Made in 30 minutes, this rich and creamy side dish can also be a meatless main.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 5

12
oz uncooked linguine or 2 packages (9 oz each) refrigerated linguine
2
teaspoons butter or margarine
1
teaspoon olive oil
3
large cloves garlic, minced
1/2
cup finely chopped red bell pepper (1 small)
1/3
cup sliced green onions (about 5 medium)
1/3
cup chopped fresh parsley or 3 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
2
cans (12 oz each) evaporated low-fat milk
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook linguine as directed on package. Drain; return to Dutch oven and cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter with oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add bell pepper, onions, parsley and flour; cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk until well blended. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Cook 6 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce is bubbly and thickened.
  • 3 Remove skillet from heat. Stir in basil, oregano and salt. Pour sauce over linguine; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

Linguine are long, narrow, flat noodles and are perfect with this creamy sauce. However, if you prefer, you could substitute spaghetti or angel hair pasta.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
820mg
820%;
Total Carbohydrate
78g
78%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
50%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.