Weight Watchers Recipe “Creamy Fettuccine with Asparagus and Mushrooms

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I purchased a new Weight Watchers recipe book a few weeks ago.  I have all of the old ones, but felt like I needed some inspiration.  Also, they have a different way of counting points and I was too lazy to look at the old cook books and try and figure it all out.

So, I purchased this one:

I’ve decided that this is the only cook book I will be cooking out of and posting recipes.  I need to be committed to healthy eating!! So I better hurry and cook all the meals out of this recipe book before Christmas comes!!!! I bet they don’t have a toffee recipe in this book ;-).

The first recipe was delicious:

Creamy Fettuccini with Asparagus and Mushrooms

6 oz. whole wheat fettuccini or spaghetti

1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces

2 tsp olive oil

6 shallots, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 lb. cremini mushrooms, sliced

1/4 lb. shitake mushrooms, tough stems removed and sliced

1 TBL reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 tsp all purpose flour

1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup  fat free half-and-half

2 tsp chopped fresh thyme

3 TBL shaved Parmesan

1.  Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.

2.  Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add shallots and garlic and cook, stirring often, until shallots are softened, 2-3 minutes.  Add mushrooms and soy sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 6 minutes.

3.  Add flour to skillet and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.  Gradually add broth, stirring constantly and bring to boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until mixture is slightly thickened about 3 minutes.  Add half-and-half and cook until heated through.  Add pasta mixture and thyme and toss to coat.

4.  Divide pasta among 4 shallow bowls; sprinkle evenly with Parmesan.

Serves 4 people and a serving size is 1 1/4 cup which equals 9 PointsPlusValue for each serving/356 calories


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