Source: Damn Delicious
My Husband’s Rating:
Will I make again?: Yes.
Recipe Difficulty: Easy
Time Involved: Pretty quick
My Thoughts on this Recipe
This Zucchini Alfredo recipe from Damn Delicious is a nice alternative to the carb and fat-laden Fettuccini Alfredo. I’ve made this several times, especially when I’m looking for a way to use zucchini or want a light dinner. I’m not going to kid you, it doesn’t taste the same as Fettuccini Alfredo, but it is still worth eating.
The main ingredients are zucchini noodles, butter, flour, garlic, milk, Parmesan and seasonings. View the full recipe here.
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I have made this recipe several times, and usually I would use a big spoon (rather than a tablespoon measure) to measure the two tablespoons of flour. This time I used the tablespoon measure, and I don’t think it was enough flour because the sauce didn’t thicken as well as it did in the past. So I would recommend two heaping tablespoons of flour if you are actually measuring it.
Secondly, I recommend spreading all of the noodles out on a towel and thoroughly drying them off before cooking them. The noodles will release a a lot of moisture, and if you don’t dry them, you will end up with a soggy, wet, mess.
This recipe does not yield a lot of noodles. The picture above shows half of the noodles, made from 3 zucchini, so you may want to increase the zucchini or double the recipe if you are feeding more than two people.
I would also recommend that you make something to go with it, such as chicken or another side. A lot of the sauce (where all the calories are) is not consumed, and so this is a very low calorie dish, and you might need more with it for a full meal.
I suppose you could add additional vegetables or protein to these noodles and/or flavor variations through seasoning, but nothing is jumping out at me at the moment.
This is worth making sometime when you are craving Fettuccini Alfredo and don’t want the gluttony.