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Fettucine is a type of pasta originated from Italy whose name means “little ribbons.” This dish uses an alternative whole-wheat fettuccine. Foods made up of mostly whole grains are good sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals that support a healthy nervous and immune system.
Creamy Tomato Fettucine
American Heart Association
- 8 ounces dried whole-wheat fettuccine, spaghetti or angel-hair pasta
- Cooking spray
- 1/3 cup chopped onion (about 1 small)
- 2 medium garlic cloves, minced OR 1 teaspoon minced jarred garlic
- 1 14.5-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2/3 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil OR 1 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Prepare the pasta using the package directions, omitting the salt. Drain well in a colander. Transfer to a large serving bowl. Cover to keep warm. Set aside.
- Lightly spray a medium saucepan with cooking spray. Cook the onion and garlic over medium heat for 3 minutes, or until the onion is soft, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the tomatoes, ricotta cheese, basil, sugar and pepper.
- Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 8 minutes, or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally
- Pour the sauce over the pasta, tossing to combine.
Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurants
- Bettolino Kitchen
- Brooklyn Brick Oven Pizza
- Dominique’s Kitchen
- Le Pain Quotidien
- Lido di Manhattan
- Locale90 Neapolitan Pizza Market
- Manhattan House
- Napoli Pizza
- Pedone’s Pizza
- Riviera Village Pizza
Grains | MyPlate