Light Pasta Alfredo With Roma Tomatoes

Make this light Alfredo sauce by using fat-free half and half
pasta alfredo with tomatoes

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Make this light Alfredo sauce by using fat-free half and half.

4
Servings
177
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon butter, such as Darigold butter
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup half and half, such as Darigold Fat Free Half & Half
  • 3/4 Cups grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 16-ounce package egg pasta

Directions

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in flour.

Gradually add half and half, stirring with a wire whisk until mixture is blended. Cook, stirring constantly, 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened and bubbly.

Stir in 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, stirring constantly until melted. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, and pepper.

In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

Return pasta to hot saucepan. Stir in Alfredo sauce mixture. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
122µg
17%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
100mg
10%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
149mg
21%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
254mg
17%
Water
87g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pasta Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients.Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Pasta Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.