Creamy Tomato Fettuccine


  • 8 oz. uncooked 100% whole wheat fettuccine (or spaghetti or angel hair pasta)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion (white or yellow, approximately 1 small onion)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic from the jar or 2 cloves fresh minced
  • 2/3 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp dried basil or 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes, low-sodium, undrained



  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Spray 3-quart saucepan with cooking spray and heat to medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to turn translucent (crisp-tender).
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients, breaking up tomatoes with spoon.
  4. Heat to a boil, reduce to low heat and simmer uncovered 8 minutes, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened.
  5. Add pasta to sauce and toss.

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