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Fettuccine with Asparagus

7 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

A very tasty and colourful Spring pasta.

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 15 min
490 calories/serving
  • Easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
10 asparagus, average size 200 g
160 g gluten free/wheat free fettuccine
1 tbsp butter, unsalted 14 g
1/2 shallots, finely chopped 20 g
1/2 clove garlic, finely chopped
7 1/2 mini-tomatoes (cherry, miniature or grape) 1/2 cup
50 g feta cheese, diced
3 tbsp cream 15% 45 mL
1 pinch nutmeg, to taste
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 230ºC/450ºF.
  2. Prepare the asparagus. Lay the asparagus in a single layer on an oiled baking tray. Coat thoroughly with oil, then add a little salt. Bake in the middle of the oven until the asparagus change colour, about 8-10 min, depending on their size. Shake the tray a couple times during cooking, so that the asparagus will cook evenly. Set aside.
  3. To save time, the rest of the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time.
  4. Cook the pasta.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the finely chopped shallot and garlic, then sauté 2-3 min. Add the mini-tomatoes. Cut the asparagus into bite-size pieces (about 1,5 cm) and add them to the pan. Dice the feta and stir it into the pan. Mix well, then lower the heat to very low. Pour in the cream. Add just a little salt (feta cheese is rather salty), pepper, and grated nutmeg to taste.
  6. Pour the drained pasta into the pan, mix well and adjust the seasoning.
  7. Serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (260g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

490

Fat

19 g

29 %

Saturated 9.3 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

47 %

Cholesterol

40 mg

Sodium

300 mg

12 %

Carbohydrate

67 g

22 %

Fibre

5 g

19 %

Sugars

6 g

Protein

14 g

Vitamin A

31 %

Vitamin C

16 %

Calcium

20 %

Iron

27 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ¼ servings
Grain Products : 2 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C
Good source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats 3 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | Vegetarian | High Iron | Kosher | High Fibre | High Calcium | Halal | Italian