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Jul 18, 2021 3 min read

This is a great find for when you need a satisfying dinner in a hurry. It is also great as a comfort food because it is creamy,  hearty, and packed with pasta. Even so, it is low in carbs and high in fiber and protein. 

Easy and Hearty

To make this recipe, just cook up the ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low Carb Pasta - Fettuccine like you would regular pasta. Then cook the mushrooms and sausage, prepare the cream sauce, and toss everything together. 

You can serve the fettuccine with a side salad if you want something cool and crunchy to balance out the warm and creamy pasta dish. You can also top the pasta with pine nuts, fresh basil leaves, or extra cheese.

Low-Carb and Reduced-Calorie Pasta

ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low Carb Pasta - Fettuccine is the secret ingredient for keeping this recipe low in carbohydrates. Each serving has only 8 grams of net carbs, which is only a fraction of the amount in regular pasta. It also has 36 grams of dietary fiber. It includes oat fiber and wheat fiber. 

ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low Carb Pasta - Fettuccine is not just suitable for low-carb diets. It is also low in calories. While a serving of regular fettuccine has about 200 calories, each serving of ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low Carb Pasta - Fettuccine has only 55 calories. 

Making the Recipe Your Own

You can modify this recipe to make it your own. Italian sausage, spicy Italian sausage, smoked sausage, and breakfast sausage can work, as they each add a unique flavor that blends into the creamy sauce. If you prefer, you can use ground beef, chicken, or shrimp instead of sausage. 

If you like the idea of a creamy, low-carb dish but are not sold on a high-fat keto diet, you can use low-fat sausage, tofu, chicken, meatless sausage, or ground turkey instead of regular sausage, milk instead of cream, and cooking spray instead of butter.

This recipe is great with extra vegetables. You can add shredded kale, broccoli florets, or quartered artichoke hearts to the pan 2 minutes after you start cooking the mushrooms. Or, you can stir in fresh baby spinach leaves when you toss the noodles and sauce together. 

Recipe for Low Carb Fettuccine Sausage Mushroom Alfredo

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of Low Carb Pasta - Fettuccine (1 package)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 16 ounces of sliced button mushrooms or portobello mushrooms
  • ¾ cup of heavy cream
  • 4 ounces of parmesan cheese
  • 6 ounces of sausage, cut into slices or chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • Optional garnish: chopped parsley, tomato slices, diced green onion

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Low Carb Pasta - Fettuccine according to package directions, or bring water to a boil, add the pasta, and cook for about 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a skillet and add the mushrooms. Cook for 4 minutes or until mushrooms start to soften.
  3. Add the cream and cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. Lower the heat and gradually add the Parmesan cheese. Continue to stir as the cheese melts and blends into the sauce.
  5. Add the salt, pepper, and sausage, and stir thoroughly.
  6. Add the fettuccine, stir well, and plate.
  7. Garnish as desired. Serve and enjoy!
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