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Fabulous Fettuccine with Walnut Sauce: Tasty Low Calorie Pasta Recipe

Updated on August 22, 2013

Fabulous Fettuccine with Walnut Sauce

Add a garden fresh salad and you have the perfect delicious meal.
Add a garden fresh salad and you have the perfect delicious meal. | Source

Perfect Pasta

Pasta is a very inexpensive way to create a meal or side dish that will go a long way.
It's quick and easy to cook and will compliment so many sauces and toppings.
Pasta is available in many flavors, such as whole wheat, spinach and red pepper, all which have vibrant colors and tastes great. Pasta is also available gluten free for those who are allergic to flours.

This recipe is perfect for dinner or lunch, parties, and pot lucks. Add a garden fresh salad with poppy seed dressing and you have a wonderful meal.


“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”
― Sophia Loren

Fabulous Fettuccine with Walnut Sauce

This fabulous low calorie version of a popular pasta dish is amazing with the creamy walnut sauce. The gorgonzola cheese is a little more crumbly and has a much milder taste that Roquefort.

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Preparation and Cooking Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 4 Servings (Approximately 1 cup each
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup part-skimmed ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth, (vegetable broth can be substituted)
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 6 ounces fettuccine
  • ¼ cup walnuts, (chopped)
  • ¼ cup Gorgonzola cheese, (crumbled)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, (finely chopped)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta, broth, and lemon zest; mix until smooth.
  2. Cook the fettuccini according to package directions; drain and place in serving bowl.
  3. Top with the ricotta mixture, then sprinkle with walnuts, gorgonzola, and parsley; toss to coat.
  4. Serve this with a side caesar salad and watch the compliments pour in!

Nutritional Value

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 270
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Carbohydrates 33 g11%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 12 g24%
Cholesterol 55 mg18%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Lisa has directed and acted in musical theatre for nearly 30 years. Her musical upbringing allowed her to pursue her career in teaching and directing and continues to direct shows today. As the owner of 2 online Home Décor sites, Lisa’s passion for Rustic Living all begins with her love for the home, outdoors, and her many hobbies. Lisa loves to laugh, and she share’s that love through her comedic hubs centered on her MOM. Lisa’s passions include writing, directing, acting, photography, singing, cooking, crafts, gardening, and home improvement, including decorating. Lisa also writes under her penned name, Elizabeth Rayen.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      Hi Bobbi, I suppose you are right. I like the idea of fast and easy recipes with few ingredients as a basis for a recipe book. I will definitely entertain that thought. I want to check out your blog. Can you point me in that direction?♥

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      There is never enough for everyone's taste. I have not seen a cookbook that is delicious with a few ingredients---therefore the young newly weds, busy moms and retired women would appreciate---The Simple Good Taste with a little effort. Like the recipe I chose of yours to fix in the near future.

      Just a thought.

      I have a recipe blog I started sharing my grandmother and great-grans old recipes---some are very different and with a lot of effort to fix. I am sure they stayed in the kitchen most of the day.

      Bobbi

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      Hi Bobbi! I think you, your cousin and his wife will love it. It's very tasty. I have never considered writing a recipe book. Do you think I should? (Especially with all the wonderful recipe books already out there!)

      Thanks for your comment ♥

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      This sounds so delicious I am going to cook it for a cousin and his wife very soon. They appreciate something different and do I.

      Thanks for this recipe.

      Have you written a recipe book yet?

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      lol Linda.. possibly???? Listen girlfriend.. this sauce is wonderful...possibly finger lickin' good! *wink*♥

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Hi Marcy! So nice to see you again! I love this recipe because it's easy, tastes great and healthy. The walnuts give it such a nice edge to it. Hope you get a chance to try it! ♥

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Walnut Sauce sounds interesting and possibly edible! :)

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      This sounds so yummy! I love recipes that incorporate interesting ingredients like nuts. Yummy! And I love pasta, too, by the way!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      It is Dianna! I think you will love it! Let me know if you get a chance to try it. I always like to know what people think about it because it is so different. ♥

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This sounds so wonderful. I have never heard of it before, but I am so ready to have some -- walnut sauce!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Awww Audrey, no need to struggle :) Gluten-free woman is here! (geesh that sounded corny)LOL.. You can do the same recipes and just use gluten-free pasta and flour. Trader Joes, Wegman's, Wholefoods, and even Amazon carries gluten free foods. When I get the chance, I will revise the hub to include the foot note that you can make this with gluten free ingredients. :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Thank you mrslagibb. Yes, you are correct about the omega 3. I read you post wrong.. I thought you mean't that you substitued the fish for mince meat.. (I need glasses) I can't wait to see your recipe! Yum! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Thank you for thinking about doing a gluten free hub---I do feel so much better, but am struggling because of the bread and pasta thing--(sigh)

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      Mrs L A Gibb 6 years ago

      Omega 3 is in fish. For various aspects of a healthy diet you require omega 3 and in some cases you require higher quantities of it as I do. Thank you for your interest and asking me. I will post a recipe up with the ingredients that I use at a later date. Possibly many more that I use.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Thank you mrslagibb! The mince meat substitution sounds very interesting. How did you ever think of using that? Thanks for the comment. :)

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      Mrs L A Gibb 6 years ago

      Yum! Yum! Just love the pasta myself, grew up on it. I am always experimenting with food to make recipes’ tantalizing and tasty, especially where health is concerned. Even substituted mince meat in bolognaise for fish. Tasty when you add some soft cheese with herbs and garlic, and all your other herbs. YUMMY. Voted up I will try this recipe, never had Tofu

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Hey thanks Jools! Oh ya gotta try tofu!.. check out my hub "Tofu, not just for vegetarians" which has a great recipe for first time tofu eater! Just remember that tofu is bland and will take on any flavor that it mixes with.

      Thanks for the sweet comment and support! :)

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      Jools99 6 years ago from North-East UK

      Great hub and I absolutely loved the way you have 'reshaped' your photos, this gave the formatting a really eye-catching appeal. I have never, ever had tofu but I would be willing to try it in your macaroni recipe which sounds yummy!

      Great hub, shared, voted up, etc.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Audrey, I have a friend who is gluten free as well.. It was a struggle for her to adjust cause she loves her bread and pasta! I would really like to go gluten free as well, I know I would struggle with it, but I know I would feel so much better. I give you kudos! One of my categories will be dedicated to you and all those who are gluten free. Stay-tuned my friend! ((hugs))

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      These both look really yummy! I love pasta and went gluten free about 2 months ago--sadly, I really miss great pasta-

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      LOL Debbie.. you are my kinda gal! Experiment with it, huh? LOL Thanks a honey bunch! (((hugs)))

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Bobbi! You just mentioned my favorite meal... pasta and salad! :)

      There will definately be more recipes to come. It was hard to choose which ones I wanted for this first one! :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Thanks a honey bunch Susan! I'm a big pasta fan as well. You're awesome! :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I love pasta anyway you can make it.. I love to cook it and experiment with it and eat it.. LOl

      great hub

      voted up

      Debbie

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      PurvisBobbi44 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      What a great hub and I love cheese and pasta, with a good salad. Thanks for sharing and I hope there will be pasta recipes to come in the near future.

      Thanks,

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi

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      Susan Holland 6 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Another hub with delicious recipes!! I love pasta! I have to admit, I love it with cheesy sauce - probably not the healthiest. I would say my second favorite is with olive oil and spices. Again, another terrific job with some healthy pasta recipes! Votes and shares! :-)

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