Ricotta Fettuccine Alfredo with Broccoli

Total Time

35 Minutes

Servings

4

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fettuccini pasta
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Place broccoli in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook 15 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Stir in ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Stir in steamed broccoli and cooked pasta. Sprinkle with parsley.