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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

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Try this dairy free alternative to fettuccini. It’s packed with extra fiber from the white beans and whole wheat pasta.

Diets: early stages of CKD, diabetes

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 8 oz whole wheat pastasuch as spaghetti or fettuccine
 ½ medium onion, diced
 4 cloves garlic, minced
 15 oz can low sodium white beans, rinsed and drained
 1 ¾ cups rice milk
 2 tbsp dried basil
 2 cups frozen baby peas
1

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, omit salting the pasta water.

2

Place the frozen peas into a strainer that is large enough to pour the cooked pasta over the peas.

3

When the pasta is cooked, strain the pasta by pouring the hot water and the pasta over the peas.

4

In a large fry pan, heat on medium, add the oil and diced onions. Sauté until the onions become translucent. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute. Add the rice milk and basil and let simmer for 3 or 4 minutes.

5

Mash the white beans and add to the pan. Stir until the beans are mixed in with the rice milk and cook for 2 more minutes.

6

Add the peas and pasta and mix. Turn off the heat and let set for several minutes. The cooling process causes the sauce to thicken and stick to the pasta. Stir before serving.

7

Enjoy!

Note: This recipe is suitable for many people with chronic kidney disease. However, your type of treatment and other health concerns may make it unsuitable for your particular diet. Check with your doctor to make sure it’s OK for you.

Ingredients

 8 oz whole wheat pastasuch as spaghetti or fettuccine
 ½ medium onion, diced
 4 cloves garlic, minced
 15 oz can low sodium white beans, rinsed and drained
 1 ¾ cups rice milk
 2 tbsp dried basil
 2 cups frozen baby peas

Directions

1

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, omit salting the pasta water.

2

Place the frozen peas into a strainer that is large enough to pour the cooked pasta over the peas.

3

When the pasta is cooked, strain the pasta by pouring the hot water and the pasta over the peas.

4

In a large fry pan, heat on medium, add the oil and diced onions. Sauté until the onions become translucent. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute. Add the rice milk and basil and let simmer for 3 or 4 minutes.

5

Mash the white beans and add to the pan. Stir until the beans are mixed in with the rice milk and cook for 2 more minutes.

6

Add the peas and pasta and mix. Turn off the heat and let set for several minutes. The cooling process causes the sauce to thicken and stick to the pasta. Stir before serving.

7

Enjoy!

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo