Chicken Alfredo is usually a heavy, creamy sauce pasta dish with hundreds of calories (above).
I love these creamy pasta sauces so much but I needed a lighter version, especially as I'm not exercising at the moment.
Using an existing recipe as a base and tweaking it slightly, this dish is approximately 570 calories which isn't bad considering it's a pasta dish.
Although I use turkey mince in my recipe, you could use chicken or chunks of chicken breast. I just find the bonus of mince is that it bulks the dish out, meaning you don't need as much pasta!
This recipe serves two :)
You will need:
- In a large pan, heat up your oil of choice and then start browning your mince
- Just before it's fully cooked, add in the garlic and stir until fragrant
- In another pan, bring water up to the boil and add in a good pinch of salt. Pop the pasta in to cook
- Back to the turkey mince, sprinkle in your flour and cook for 1 minute
- Slowly add in the stock and leave for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Optional: add the mushrooms at this stage
- When the sauce looks slightly thicker, add in both the cream cheese and quark and keep stirring until combined and the sauce is looking creamy
- Add both the Parmesan and parsley and stir until combined
- Drain the pasta and add to the sauce and mix to coat!
- Serve and enjoy :)
Having mince made so much difference and the sauce was just cheesy enough without being overpowering.
If you enjoy pasta but want a lighter way of eating it, this is definitely worth a go.
Now for pudding, a freshly made pumpkin pie - hopefully the first of many :) not that healthy but you have to treat yourself once in a while, eh? If you want to try it out, see my friend Jennies' recipe here.
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