Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with meatballs
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5 from 13 votes

Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with meatballs

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 540kcal
Author: Tatiana Shifruk

Ingredients

For skinny fettuccini alfredo

  • 1 cup milk low fat or regular
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tspn flour
  • 8 oz Fettuccine dry, then cooked according to package directions

For meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs or just regular breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tspn garlic salt

Instructions

  • Combine all the meatball ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Pinch a small lump of meat and form a ball using your hands. When all the meatballs have been shaped, fry them on medium- high in about 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan until golden brown in color on both sides. Transfer meatballs to the plate( they will be still raw in the middle)
  • To the same pan add minced garlic and butter and let it cook for a minute. Add in the flour and cook, stirring ,for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and cook, whisking constantly, until just thickened, for couple minutes.
  • Add meatballs back in to the pan an cook on low for about 7 minutes.
    Add cooked fettuccine and stir carefully.
  • Divide among bowls and top with parmesan, chopped cilantro and pepper.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

For the meat you also can use turkey, pork, chicken... I like combination of beef and turkey. Instead of bread crumbs you can use a single piece of sliced bread soaked in milk

Nutrition

Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6.2% | Vitamin C: 1.2% | Calcium: 21.7% | Iron: 17.5%