Herbed Fettuccini With Ricotta May 04 2013

Herbed Fettuccini With RicottaServes 2

1/4 cup ricotta or low fat cottage cheese
1 tablespoon diet margarine
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon dried pepper flakes
Rinse and dry noodles.  Dry fry in a dry nonstick skillet until they start to shrink.  Place in a bowl.  Melt margarine in the skillet.  Add garlic, pepper flakes and thyme.  Cook 30 seconds, then stir in ricotta until smooth.  Stir in noodles and season to taste before serving.
Tip:  If using cottage cheese puree in a mini food processor to make smooth.
Nutritional Breakdown
(using ricotta cheese)
Calories:  75     Carbs:   1 gram     Protein:  4 grams     Fat:  5 grams
Fiber:  0 gram     Sodium:  32 mg     Potassium:  38 mg