Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hungry Girl Fettuccine Alfredo

My brother bought me the Hungry Girl cookbook for Christmas, and although I've looked through it many times I still hadn't made anything from it. THere are a lot of recipes that call for Tofu Shirataki noodles, but I couldn't find them anywhere. I was at Sprouts recently and saw them there, so I bought a package to try. I couldn't find anything for lunch yesterday and was going to just have PB&J but then I remembered the noodles and got out the cookbook. There was a fettuccine alfredo recipe that made one serving and used the whole package of noodles, so I figured it was worth a try.

Hungry Girl Fettuccine Alfredo
1 Package Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Shaped Tofu Noodles
1/2 Wedge The Laughing Cow Light Cheese
1 teaspoon Fat Free Sour Cream
2 teaspoons Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese
Salt & Pepper (if desired)

Rinse fettuccine noodles VERY well. Microwave them for one minute, then drain them and pat dry. Add cheeses and sour cream. Mix thoroughly. Microwave to help melt cheese further, and mix some more. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy. Serves 1.

81 Calories, 3g Fat, 242mg Sodium, 9g Carbs, 4g Fiber, <1g Sugars, 4g Protein

*****

I was not impressed. The noodles were really stinky when I opened the package--so much so I almost didn't even want to try them. I used a whole wedge of the Laughing Cow cheese (which I LOVE, by the way!) and real parmesan cheese. There was just no taste to this. I ate the whole bowl because I didn't want to waste it, but I will not be buying these noodles again. I figure they were worth a try in case they were fantastic, but I'm glad I only bought one package of them. I'm kind of sad I wasted my last Laughing Cow wedge on this. Oh well.

2 comments:

Jen B. said...

I am really glad that I didn't buy these, too.

Key said...

You have to rinse the tofu noodles really well....I mean for like two minutes using your hands in a strainer under cold running water. Then boil them for two minutes on the stove....drain them and let them sit on a paper towl. Make sure you pat them dry or the sauce will not adhere. If you follow these steps, I think you will be happier with these low carb noodles. I know they have a nasty kind of amonia smell right out of the package. Good luck.