Smoked Salmon Fettuccine With Healthy Dill Alfredo Sauce

""Healthy alfredo sauce" is probably an oxymoron, but this is the way I always make a creamy sauce for pasta. It's obviously not an authentic alfredo, but we like it. I created this dish to use up some smoked salmon, and we totally enjoyed it. While I think you can adjust most of the ingredients here to your taste, I wouldn't mess with the smoked salmon or the capers, since they really are the dominant flavors."
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  • Boil and prepare fettuccine as directed on package instructions; drain and set aside.
  • (Before draining, reserve about 1/4 cup of pasta cooking water, which you can use later to thin the sauce or moisten the vegetables as you cook them, if necessary).
  • Place cottage cheese, 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese,flour, black pepper, lemon juice, garlic, and dill weed in a food processor bowl and pulse until smooth; set aside.
  • In a large nonstick pan or wok, heat oil over medium heat and saute green pepper and onion for about 3 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to low or low-medium and allow the pan to cool enough that the next ingredients won't burn.
  • Add tomatoes, capers, salmon, and sauce to the pan; stir and cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
  • Add pasta and parsley and continue to cook on low for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve, topping individual servings with pepper, lemon pepper, and parmesan to taste.

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  1. Super easy and family pleaser. We often grill up a marinaded chicken breast instead of the salmon to be a bit more economical
  2. This was so good! I actually used some Lipton Alfredo Fettucini noodles as the base; but with the full-strength would have been dry otherwise. I loved the cottage cheese; it acted like ricotta...who knew? Thanks!


  1. Super easy and family pleaser. We often grill up a marinaded chicken breast instead of the salmon to be a bit more economical


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