This is a fresh pasta dish, best served immediately after cooking.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cook fettuccini in a large pot of boiling salted water until "almost" done. Drain, and return noodles to pot.

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  • Stir cream, butter or margarine, tomato sauce, garlic, and broccoli into the noodles. Simmer until noodles are done. Stir in sliced mushrooms, and remove from heat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

749 calories; 58.4 g total fat; 198 mg cholesterol; 288 mg sodium. 47.1 g carbohydrates; 13.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2006
I've made this so many times since my original review I decided to up date. I have been making it a bit differently now too. I usually use bow tie or whole wheat penne pasta. I boil it and when it's about half/1/4 done I add the broccoli. In a seperate sauce pan (while the water and pasta boil) I sautee about 1-2 tsp jarred garlic in butter until it starts to smell sweet. I then add mushrooms(about 8 oz)and sautee them with a about 1 TBS of white wine. I then add the cream (lately though I've been using fat free half and half and if needed thicken it with a bit of corn starch) and some basil. I then add the tomato sauce (one small can) and freshly ground pepper and salt. I let the sauce simmer covered until the pasta and broccoli are done then add the sauce to the drained pasta and broccoli. It is a bit more work but I like having the sautee'd mushrooms and letting the flavors meld together in the sauce. I serve it topped with parm cheese. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2011
This recipe was just alright. I used half and half instead of cream so that may have had something to do with it. I thought it was just kind of bland. Next time i'll use more spices. Read More
(11)
159 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 62
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2006
I've made this so many times since my original review I decided to up date. I have been making it a bit differently now too. I usually use bow tie or whole wheat penne pasta. I boil it and when it's about half/1/4 done I add the broccoli. In a seperate sauce pan (while the water and pasta boil) I sautee about 1-2 tsp jarred garlic in butter until it starts to smell sweet. I then add mushrooms(about 8 oz)and sautee them with a about 1 TBS of white wine. I then add the cream (lately though I've been using fat free half and half and if needed thicken it with a bit of corn starch) and some basil. I then add the tomato sauce (one small can) and freshly ground pepper and salt. I let the sauce simmer covered until the pasta and broccoli are done then add the sauce to the drained pasta and broccoli. It is a bit more work but I like having the sautee'd mushrooms and letting the flavors meld together in the sauce. I serve it topped with parm cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2006
I've made this so many times since my original review I decided to up date. I have been making it a bit differently now too. I usually use bow tie or whole wheat penne pasta. I boil it and when it's about half/1/4 done I add the broccoli. In a seperate sauce pan (while the water and pasta boil) I sautee about 1-2 tsp jarred garlic in butter until it starts to smell sweet. I then add mushrooms(about 8 oz)and sautee them with a about 1 TBS of white wine. I then add the cream (lately though I've been using fat free half and half and if needed thicken it with a bit of corn starch) and some basil. I then add the tomato sauce (one small can) and freshly ground pepper and salt. I let the sauce simmer covered until the pasta and broccoli are done then add the sauce to the drained pasta and broccoli. It is a bit more work but I like having the sautee'd mushrooms and letting the flavors meld together in the sauce. I serve it topped with parm cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2007
I just attended a cooking class taught by the owner of a local Italian restaurant who made this exact same dish - excellent! I used more tomato sauce and more parmesan to thicken the sauce like the chef did. (Add parmesan gradually to prevent clumping). He also used tubular pasta. I would like to find a way to make this lower in fat. Update: After making this several times here are the changes I recommend: 1) double the recipe 2) add an entire small can of tomato sauce 3) add sliced red peppers - gives it a "restaurant style" appearance. 4) use penne pasta (tubes) 5) to make lower in fat use half-and-half w/ a little cornstarch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2008
i made this recipe to the TEE and it came out just fine i didnt add or exclude anything. people stop adding or taking things out then giving it a bad rating thats your own fault for trying to make it your own dont diss the recipe you should second quess your cooking skills real talk!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2011
This turned out really good but I did make a few changes. I didn't add the mushrooms (personal preference) used fat-free half and half instead of cream used more tomato sauce (i usually do this by taste) doubled the broccoli and added some red pepper because my husband and I like spicy. SO GOOD and REALLY easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2006
I have to agree with the other readers and sauteed up some mushroom garlic and onion. This really did help aid in the flavor process of the dish. I boiled brocolli and green Italian squash. I didn't have any heavy cream so I used sour cream. Followed the instructions and used what was called for. Because of all the veggies no side dish was needed. This was easy and yummy. An excellent and instant supper that I will make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2007
This recipe was good and easy to prepare -It was pretty rich- I used regular half and half and some whipped cream - I would try some fat free half and half next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2006
Excellent recipe. I made a couple minor changes. I used penne instead of fettucine noodles. Before adding the garlic and mushrooms to the sauce I sauteed them in butter. I know this adds calories but it also adds flavor. Don't forget to add the salt pepper and parmesian. It makes a BIG difference in the flavor. My only complaint is that the sauce was too thin. I mixed 1 TBSP. water 1 TBSP cornstarch and added it to the sauce. This made a good consistency. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2008
Great starting point. Here's how I personalized it. Steam one peeled and sliced carrot and one head of brocolli florets for about 3 - 4 minutes in the microwave. Saute garlic and a pound of sliced baby bellas in the butter and add to steamed veggies. Mix in 17 ounces italian sauce (I use Trader Joes Italian Starter and it is awesome!) 1 cup heavy cream and 3-6 ounces of tomato paste with the veggies. Dice and brown 3 -4 pieces of bacon set aside. Once the pasta is done (always reserve a teaspoon or so of the water and add to your sauces as a thickener)put it back into the pot that you cooked it in and add the veggies/tomato sauce mixture. Cover and allow to simmer for 5 - 10 minutes until the veggies are soft (not mushy) and the pasta is done. Top with shredded mozzarella (a cup or so) and bacon. Cover and remove from heat just so cheese melts. Serve immediately. You can add shrimp diced chicken turkey sausage spinach whatever to this and it is very good. Sausage and peas would be a really good substitute for the broccoli and mushrooms! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
I made this recipe following some of the review suggestions. I did use the Fat Free 1/2 and 1/2 and doubled the tomato sauce. I also added chicken. It was really good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2011
This recipe was just alright. I used half and half instead of cream so that may have had something to do with it. I thought it was just kind of bland. Next time i'll use more spices. Read More
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