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Creamy Cottage Cheese "Alfredo" Florentine
Creamy Cottage Cheese

Creamy Cottage Cheese "Alfredo" Florentine

20 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
Healthy Living
Need a good-for-you alternative to traditional fettuccine Alfredo? Cottage cheese makes a smart, creamy sauce base for this cheesy penne pasta dinner.
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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1 cup milk
1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
2 cups tightly packed coarsely chopped fresh spinach
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
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Let's Make It
1
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
2
Meanwhile, blend milk, cottage cheese, Neufchatel, garlic and 1/4 cup Parmesan in blender until smooth; pour into large skillet. Cook on medium heat 5 min. or until heated through, stirring constantly.
3
Drain pasta. Add to sauce in skillet along with the spinach and tomatoes; mix lightly. Cook on medium-low heat 2 to 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Nutrition Bonus
If you are looking for a smart alternative to traditional fettuccine Alfredo, we have a good low-fat, low-calorie option for you. The cottage cheese and Neufchatel cheese are blended to make a creamy base for the sauce. Plus, the added spinach makes it an excellent source of vitamin A.
Tip 2
Special Extra
Add 1 lb. cooked chicken strips to prepared sauce in skillet; cook and stir until heated through. Add drained cooked pasta along with the spinach and tomatoes; mix lightly. Continue as directed.
Nutrition
Calories
450
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
13%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 460mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 65g
24%
Dietary Fibers 4g
14%
Sugars 7g
14%
Protein 24g
48%
Vitamin A
60%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
25%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
4 servings, about 2 cups each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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