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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use garbanzo flour and gluten-free pasta in this dish.

 

"We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins; but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The refrigerator light goes on...

Fettuccine Alfredo is one of my favorite dishes and this pumpkin version was inspired by an idea from my wife. It has so much great flavor that is sweet and savory at the same time.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is sold both as the whole seed and ground. The seed is about an inch long and oval shaped with a light brown skin. Grinding your nutmeg fresh, like grinding any spice fresh, is far superior to any ground nutmeg that you can purchase.

I have a nutmeg grater. These come in a variety of styles, but the one I have is made by Zyliss. It has a little cylinder that the nutmeg fits into and then is held in place with a spring. As you run the holder back and forth over the grater there's no chance of grating your knuckles. A must for any serious chef.


 

Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo



Servings = 2 | Serving size =2 ounces pasta with sauce

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Leftovers are fair.

Serve with Parmesan Squash. or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Healthy Caesar Salad

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
2 tsp all-purpose flour or garbanzo flour
3/4 cup 2% milk (chilled)
1/2 cup no salt added canned pumpkin
1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
4 quarts water
4 ounces whole wheat or gluten-free fettuccine

Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Heat the olive oil in a ten-inch skillet over medium heat and add the minced garlic.

Cook very slowly and stir frequently. Do not allow the garlic to brown or it will become bitter.

Add the flour slowly and cook for about one minute. Stir continuously to blend the oil and flour. The mixture will be like coarse corn meal. Cook gently so the mixture doesn't brown.

Slowly add the cold milk, whisking to keep the sauce from forming clumps. Blend in all of the milk until the sauce is smooth and begins to thicken.

Add the pumpkin and whisk.

When the sauce is smooth, add the Parmigiano-Reggiano and whisk as it melts until the sauce is creamy. Reduce the heat to very low.

In a large pot, heat the water to a boil.

Add the fettuccine and cook until just tender (about 12 15 minutes for dried pasta). Drain well and then add the pasta to the sauce, tossing to coat thoroughly. Sprinkle the minced parsley over the top and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 ounces pasta with sauce

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 386 Calories from Fat 105
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 12g 18%
    Saturated Fat 4g 17%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 434mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
    Sugars 7g  
Protein 15g  
Vitamin A 186% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 33% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 13 mcg Potassium 510 mg
Magnesium 108 mg