February 24, 2011

Spicy Healthy Alfredo

I've been wanting to make alfredo for years but was always scared that it was too hard and that I would mess it up.  Finally, this past weekend, I decided to give it a go.  It turned out great and my husband loved it too!

Spicy Healthy Alfredo
1 package whole wheat Buitoni tortellini
1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
1/2 chopped green pepper
1/4 cup reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup reduced fat shredded parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Garlic Gold chunks
***Please note that quantities used are approximate and not actually measured out.

1. Boil water and cook tortellini according to directions on package. About 2 minutes after throwing the tortellini in, add the chopped veggies right to the pot of boiling water.
2. Drain most of the liquid except for about 2 tablespoons and a cream cheese, cream, parmesan cheese, hot pepper flakes, and black pepper.
3. Stir constantly until sauce is desired thickness.
4. Portion yourself out a serving and add Garlic Gold on top.

Enjoy! You can adjust this recipe to your liking.  I would recommend having this with a salad on the side.  I will be making this recipe again soon!

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  1. An alfredo that is healthy, I'm all for it! Love that it has red pepper flakes, my fav!! Thx for sharing!

  2. This alfredo looks delish! I'm following back from Thursday blog hop.

  3. Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by and I'm looking forward to following your healthy tips :)


  4. Looks good! Following back from www.haydencouponmom.blogspot.com! Thanks for visiting!

  5. wow that looks awesome, i need to try that recepie!! I'm your newest follower, you can checkout my blog at alexcartersblog.blogspot.com

  6. Just what I need in my life as I'm such an awful cook! YUM...can't wait to try it out. Thanks for stopping by today...I'm following you now too!

  7. Looks delicious! Following back from Giveaway Blogdom. Thanks for stopping by!


  8. OH my gosh, can it be true that there is a recipe for lighter Alfredo? Thank you so much for sharing your Skinny Mexican Dip on Fresh Clean and Pure Friday last week, and if possible, I'd love to invite you to share this post this week PLUS your post on dairy free ways of getting more calcium into our diets....these thoughts are so very helpful to all of us! Thanks, Roz at la bella vita

  9. Looks delicious, I can't wait to try it! Your newest follower!


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