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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!"
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15 m servings 475 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 475 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.3g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 403 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  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.

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WOW! this was a huge hit at my house. I took the advice of others and watched the amount of liquid I used so it wouldn't come out too runny. I made a full batch and used only 1/2 c. of chicken b...

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This was NOT appreciated by my family. There was way too much parmesan and it was too runny. Not good tasting at all.

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WOW! this was a huge hit at my house. I took the advice of others and watched the amount of liquid I used so it wouldn't come out too runny. I made a full batch and used only 1/2 c. of chicken b...

This is a very nice recipe. The concerns regarding the watery consistency can be remidied by cooking down (and finishing) the sauce to taste including the cheese, BEFORE you add the sour cream...

Great recipe. It's delicious and so easy. I followed the recipe exactly except for adding chicken and little more cayenne. It reminded me of the Penne Rosa you can get at Noodles restaurant. ...

I made this exact but used Fat Free sour cream and whole wheat spaghetti pasta and it was still fantastic. Thanks! :)

I just got done eating this dish. i added the Cayenne pepper, after saute'ing the peppers garlic and onion, it toned down the kick alot, i also used only a 1/2 tsp of cayenne, and 1/2 cup of br...

I also added onions with the peppers and served with grilled chicken. Both added a lot. I also used a tomato basil fettuccine and this was a great compliment to the pasta. Don't use a parmeson...

This was very easy and very good! Something different from the usual red sauce or white sauce.

Really good. I loved how quick and easy this was. I followed the recipe as is with the exception of reducing the amount of cayenne (have small kids). I think next time I will add italian sausage...

This is an awesome recipe. I had no idea something this simple would be this flavorful. It is definetly spicey, I reduced the cayene pepper to 1/2 tsp and it is still spicey but everyone in th...