Light Fettucine Alfredo


1 lb. fettuccine
1 large onion, diced
1/2 lb. portabella mushroom caps, sliced
4 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1 C skim milk
1 clove garlic, finely chopped or pressed
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
salt to taste

Cook fettuccine in lightly salted boiling water until firm but tender. Meanwhile, coat skillet with cooking spray. Over medium-high heat, add onion and mushrooms. Cook, stirring, until mushrooms release their liquid. Stir in cream cheese until it begins to melt. Stir in milk, garlic, basil, and pepper. Simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in half of the cheese. Add salt to taste. Toss cream sauce with fettucine in a large bowl. Serve and top with remaining cheese.


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