1. Refined grains make you fat.
2. Pasta dishes at most restaurants are some of the unhealthiest things on the menu.
But this linguini recipe (technically it’s “linguine”) is pretty good. I use whole wheat linguini, which has a lot more fiber. I add a little bit of oil, butter, and cheese for flavor, but in moderation. And lots of veggies, of course. I like a lot of garlic, but you can scale it back if you don’t. And, adding fresh herbs of your choice is another easy way to boost the flavor of this dish.
I made this as a vegetarian recipe but you can always add chicken or sausage if you so desire.
So here you go … my healthy linguini recipe.
|Prep Time||Cook Time||Serves|
|10 min||20 min||4|
- 8 oz. Whole Wheat Linguini
- 2 cups Broccoli (chopped)
- 3 T Olive Oil
- 1 T Butter
- 3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
- 1 Red Pepper (thinly sliced)
- 2 Tomatoes (diced)
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1/4 cup Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add linguini and cook for 7-8 minutes, drain, and set aside. Steam broccoli for 6-7 minutes, drain, and set aside.
Heat olive oil and butter over low heat in a skillet and stir in garlic, tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper slices. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add broccoli, pasta, vegetable broth, and salt, and simmer for another 5 minutes or so, until sauce is reduced. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.
357 calories, 17 g fat (4 saturated), 49 g carbs (8 g fiber), 12 g protein, 433 mg sodium