Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce


Very flavorful and spicy. You'll never know it's a healthy dish. You can also add some cut up grilled chicken - wonderful!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 12 ounces dry fettuccine pasta

  • 2 red bell peppers, julienned

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream

  • ¾ cup chicken broth

  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, spray cooking oil in a large skillet and saute red bell peppers, garlic and cayenne pepper over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in sour cream and broth; simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.

  4. Toss hot pasta with sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste; serve.


Please note that the magazine version of this recipe reduces the chicken broth amount an includes fresh basil as a garnish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

475 Calories
14g Fat
69g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 475
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 403mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 98mg 490%
Calcium 258mg 20%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 414mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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