This simple fettuccine dish is spicy, creamy, and flavorful. Serve it with a crisp green salad and a fruit salad for a cooling contrast.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- ½ pound pork sausage
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 12 ounces fettuccine pasta
- 2 tablespoons flour
- ½ cup light cream
- ⅓ cup grated Cotija cheese
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, cook pork sausage along with onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring until sausage is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain well. Add jalapeño, bell pepper, and tomatoes; bring to a simmer.
Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. When pasta is almost done, combine flour and cream in a small bowl and beat well. Add to tomato mixture; bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
Drain pasta and add to saucepan with sauce. Toss for 2 minutes, then sprinkle with cheese and serve.
PER SERVING Calories: 703 | Fat: 19 g | Protein: 23 g | Sodium: 777 g | Carbohydrates: 46 g | Fiber: 5.2 g
What Is Tex-Mex?
Tex-Mex is an abbreviation of Texan-Mexican, a term used to describe a regional American cuisine that blends foods available in the United States with the culinary creations of Mexico. The cuisine is commonly found in Texas as well as other southwestern border states.