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Jul 19, 2021 2 min read

Are you ready for a quick meal with lots of flavors and textures, only a few ingredients, and a low carb count? Garlic fettuccine with smoked turkey and asparagus has hearty and savory pasta, smoky meat, bright asparagus, and a creamy, cheesy sauce. What could go wrong?

Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta - Roasted Garlic Fettuccine is the secret to keeping this recipe low in carbohydrates. Many people would say that the high carbohydrate content is the biggest problem with eating regular pasta because eating too many starchy carbohydrates can cause weight gain, blood sugar swings, and bloating. 

Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta - Roasted Garlic Fettuccine has only half the starch as in regular pasta. Instead of 33 grams of net carbohydrates per serving, it has only 17 grams of net carbohydrates, or carbs that contribute to higher blood sugar levels. 

Plus, this recipe can keep you full for hours after your meal! It has 15 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber per serving. Both of these are slow to digest. With the smoked turkey, parmesan cheese, and asparagus, this is a high-protein dish that can keep you satisfied.

With this recipe, you do not need to worry about preparing garlic. The garlic flavor comes from the garlic oil and roasted garlic in the Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta - Roasted Garlic Fettuccine

You can use smoked turkey sausage, smoked turkey breast, or ham in this recipe. If you do not have fresh asparagus or are in a hurry, frozen peas work great. Just thaw them before using them and add them with the heavy cream. To reduce calories, you can swap out the cream and use milk instead, and choose lean turkey breast. You can also cook the onions in cooking spray instead of in butter or olive oil to reduce the fat and calories in the recipe.

Recipe for Garlic Fettuccine with Smoked Turkey and Asparagus

Servings:  5

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta - Roasted Garlic Fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil
  • ¼ onion, minced
  • 2 cups of asparagus, peeled as necessary and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup of heavy cream or half and half
  • 8 ounces of smoked turkey sausage, cut in small pieces
  • ½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta - Roasted Garlic Fettuccine according to the directions on the package, or boil water in a medium pot, add the pasta, cook it for 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente, and drain the pasta. Set the pasta aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil or butter in a skillet.
  3. Add the onions and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Add the asparagus and cook for 4 minutes or until softened.
  5. Add the heavy cream and smoked turkey sausage and simmer for 4 minutes.
  6. Toss the Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta - Roasted Garlic Fettuccine with the cream sauce and the parmesan cheese.
  7. Plate the pasta. Enjoy!
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