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Easy Italian Fettuccine

You'll love this quick to make pasta dish! Garden fresh basil and lots of tasty Parmesan cheese give it pizazz.

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Easy Italian Fettuccine

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Health Check
Replace high-fat cream with salt reduced chicken stock
Pasta is a wholesome food that's packed with complex carbohudrates and is low in fat

preparation & cooking time
Preparation Time
15 minutes
Cooking Time
10 minutes

preparation & cooking time
Recipe Serves 4
250g fettuccine pasta
½ cup salt reduced chicken stock
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
teaspoon crushed dried chillis (optional)
1½ cups shreddded fresh basil
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts toasted

preparation & cooking time
Preparation & Cooking
Cook the pasta according to pack directions, but do not add salt.
While pasta is cooking, bring the stock to the boil in a medium pan, over medium heat. Add gralic and dried chillis if used. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Ladle out 1 cup of the pasta cooking water; add to the stock mixture.
Drain the pasta in a colander. Place pasta on a large serving platter or in a large serving bowl. Add the stock mixture, basil, and black pepper, toss gently until well combined. Sprinkle with Parmesan and walnuts and serve immediately.

preparation & cooking time
Per Serving
Cals 449/kj 1881
Carbohydrates 45 g
Fibre 5 g
Protein 21 g
Sodium 502 mg
Fat 20 g
Cholesterol 30 mg

Cook's Tips preparation & cooking time
Cook's Tips

To shred basil, stack several leaves together and then tightly roll the stack into a cylinder. Slice the cylinder crosswise to form long, thin shreds

Use pronged pasta forks to toss pasta and sauce without breaking the strands. The forks can also be used to drain the pasta as it is lifted fron the cooking pan.

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