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Low-Carb Fettuccine Primavera with 9 Calorie Noodles

  • Paleo
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegan
  • Keto
  • Cook Time20
  • Serves4-6
  • Difficultyeasy
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Calling all vegetable lovers! If you want a killer vegetarian pasta dish, look no further than this low-carb fettuccine primavera recipe. Think creamy, indulgent sauce, bright, crunchy veggies, and delicious guilt-free pasta. Sounds too good to be true? Well, believe it!

With It’s Skinny pasta, you can enjoy fettuccine with cream sauce and still stick to your low-carb lifestyle. So whether you're looking for keto-friendly fettuccine, paleo pasta primavera, or just a healthier, comforting dinner, we've got you covered with this awesome recipe.

Pasta Primavera is a Modern Classic

Fettuccine primavera is a pasta dish that gained popularity in the 70s. Created by the chef of Le Cirque, a popular Manhattan restaurant, the dish eventually went viral (long before the days of the internet). Many restaurants offered copycat versions, and home chefs tried their hand at this delicious dish.

Traditionally, fettuccine alfredo, the Italian classic, was a pasta dish with a rich, creamy cheese sauce. Cooks stirred butter, cream, and parmesan into fresh pasta. Fettuccine primavera kept the sauce and the pasta but added lightly cooked vegetables for a bright, slightly crunchy taste delight.

People adored pasta primavera because it helps you enjoy vegetables. Everything tastes better with creamy sauce. You can make the dish with any vegetables you like—spinach, carrots, snow peas, zucchini, pepper strips, and broccoli. It's one of those great meals that can highlight a bountiful garden (or help you use up those farmer's market veggies languishing in your fridge).

Low-carb Fettuccine primavera is great for vegetarians. It's hearty enough that no one is left feeling deprived or unsatisfied after dinner. It's also perfect for omnivores and meat-lovers. Even those who aren't big fans of vegetables can get behind them when they're covered in yummy saucy goodness.

The fresh basil really brings this dish all together. It's worth the extra effort to spring for a few sprigs of real basil rather than jarred. The dish is deceptively simple, so using quality ingredients will elevate it from a weeknight "fridge cleanout" to a company-worthy dinner.

Fettuccine primavera is excellent alone, but you could also serve it with chicken or fish. A simple rotisserie chicken or a piece of grilled salmon pairs perfectly with the other flavors, especially if you're loading up on protein.

This low-carb fettuccine primavera is a true winner no matter how you serve it. It's likely to become one of your favorite dishes.

Low Carb Fettuccine

So how did we keep all the flavor of this popular dish but ditch the carbs? Using It’s Skinny Pasta Fettuccine! At only 9-calories per bag, It's Skinny lets you indulge in your favorite noodle dishes without hating yourself tomorrow.

If you haven’t tried It’s Skinny Pasta yet, prepare to be surprised. It’s yummy and so easy to cook with. The noodles are ready in a few minutes. Cook the rest of your ingredients, open the bag of It's Skinny Pasta, and toss to heat through. It's Skinny is perfect for almost any pasta dish! (And did we mention that there's a rice option too?)

You’ll find It’s Skinny pasta on Amazon in a convenient four-pack. Choose from many different shapes and styles—spaghetti, angel hair, fettuccine, and rice. You can swap in It's Skinny noodles in any pasta dish, from spaghetti and meatballs to pesto to Thai drunken noodles.

The secret with It's Skinny is that it takes on the flavors of the other ingredients in the dish. Unlike some other pasta swaps, It's Skinny isn't overpowering. The flavor is mild (like traditional pasta), allowing the sauce, protein, and veggies to really shine. We all know that the sauce is where flavor points count!

If you haven’t cooked with It’s Skinny before, rest assured it’s easy! Open a bag and drain. There’s no need to wait for water to boil or follow all those other annoying “pasta rules” that make cooking a challenge. This no-fail recipe is ideal for everyone!

How Do You Make a 9-Calorie Noodle?

9 calories per bag sounds too good to be true. If you've tried other pasta alternatives, you might raise an eyebrow at the idea that pasta can be low in carbs and low in calories yet still taste good. So how do you make a 9-calorie batch of noodles?

It's Skinny is low-calorie, low-carb, and gluten-free thanks to an ingredient called konjac. Konjac is a little root vegetable that’s something between a potato, a turnip, and a yam. People have used it in Asia for food and medicine for years. It’s high in fiber with a unique texture that mimics traditional pasta. You may have seen konjac or shirataki noodles before and wondered what in the world they were. Now you know!

The humble konjac root doesn’t have a strong flavor, but it’s a great base for all types of pasta dishes. Because it’s so low in calories and carbohydrates, you can load up your pasta dish with all the extras that you love (but avoid).

One aspect about It’s Skinny noodles that people love is that they don't leave you feeling weighed down in a "carb coma" like other pasta can. It's Skinny is an excellent option after a stressful day at work, when you need some comfort but don't want to derail your diet. You’ll have plenty of energy after a meal, but you’ll still feel full thanks to the fiber. Our shirataki pasta is the perfect meal (we’re a little biased, but it’s truly amazing).

Healthy Low-Carb Fettuccine Primavera Recipe

So enough talk about pasta primavera! Time to roll up our sleeves and get cooking! This healthy low-carb fettuccine primavera recipe comes together fast. Chop your veggies, sauté and you’re practically ready to eat.

Note: Our low-carb fettuccine primavera recipe offers 4-6 servings. It's a perfect dish for a dinner party—amaze your friends with 9-calorie pasta!

Ingredients

Fettuccine Pasta | It's Skinny
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 large zucchini sliced
  • 1 large squash sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 2 packages It’s Skinny Pasta Fettuccine

Directions

1
In a large skillet, add oil, broccoli, and peppers. Cook on medium heat in a covered pan for approximately 4 minutes.
2
Add the remaining vegetables and stock to the pan. Continue to cook on medium heat for another 5-7 minutes. Vegetables should be cooked through but still crunchy and vibrant.
3
Add parmesan cheese, butter, and fresh basil to the vegetables. Open It’s Skinny Pasta Fettuccine, add to the pan and toss to heat through. Top with the fresh basil, mix well and serve.
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