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Aug 01, 2021 2 min read

Are you looking for a filling, low-calorie, nutrient-packed, and delicious meal? Look no further than Fettuccine with Sauteed Peppers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Smoked Gouda. Oh, and it is quick to make, too!

This recipe is ideal for spring or summer. You can serve it hot right when you make it, or chill it and have it later. It is also a healthy alternative to other pasta salads or mayo-laden egg or potato salad on a picnic.

The recipe is low in carbs even though it is pasta-based because it uses ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low-Carb Pasta - Fettuccine instead of regular pasta. It has 36 grams of fiber and only 8 grams of net carbs. Ingredients include oat fiber, wheat fiber, and egg whites.

ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low-Carb Pasta - Fettuccine has only 55 calories per serving, or only one-quarter of the calories that are in regular pasta. If you want to keep the calories down in this recipe, you can choose lean ham or turkey instead of fattier meats. You can also skip the butter when sautéing the peppers.

This recipe calls for sun-dried tomatoes because of their unique texture and taste. Choose a brand made with olive oil if you are looking for a healthy fat. You can add eggplant roasted with olive oil as an alternative to sun-dried tomatoes, as eggplant also soaks up flavors and adds texture just like sun-dried tomatoes. Eggplant and tomatoes are both abundant in summer as are bell peppers. You can use whichever colors of bell peppers that you have on hand!

Smoked gouda cheese gives the dish some creaminess and a nutty flavor. Smoked mozzarella would work well, too!

Meat lovers can add Prosciutto for additional flavor and protein. Just chop it up and stir it in when you add the cheese. 

Are you ready for a new twist on old spaghetti? Here it is!

Recipe for Pasta with Sauteed Pepper, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Smoked Mozzarella

Makes 6 servings 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low-Carb Pasta  - Fettuccine 
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large bell peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thinly
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste 
  • ½ cup of sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 
  • ½ cup of Prosciutto chopped, optional
  • 4 to 6 ounces of smoked Gouda, shredded or grated
  • 1 cup of fresh arugula 

Instructions:

  1. Cook the ThinSlim Foods Low-Carb Pasta - Fettuccine according to the package instructions. Boil water, add the pasta, and cook it until it is nearly al dente. Then drain it, setting aside 2 cup of the water.
  2. Set the pasta aside.
  3. Add the butter and oil to a large skillet and heat. 
  4. Add the bell peppers, garlic, and onion to the skillet. Cook until they are soft.
  5. Toss the bell pepper mixture, sun-dried tomatoes, smoked Gouda cheese, pasta, Prosciutto, and ½ cup of pasta water.
  6. Add more water if needed to thin out the sauce. 
  7. Plate the pasta and top with the arugula.
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