Guiltless Fettuccine Alfred

Another guilt-free tasty meal – all veggie!
Ingredients:
1 cup 1% cottage cheese
2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated
8 oz. fettuccine
3 quarts boiling water
2 Tbsp. unsalted, whipped margarine, cut into small pieces
Salt,  to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (look for whole pepper blends in finer grocery stores. The various flavors and colors are a special touch to otherwise drab black pepper.

Place cottage cheese and parmesan cheese in a blender and whirl until mixture is smooth and thin. Set aside.

Cook the pasta according to package directions, stirring occasionally, and drain pasta while it is a bit firm, or al dente.

Pour the cheese mixture into a large serving bowl. Add margarine and toss pasta until all the margarine is melted and the pasta is well coated with cheese sauce.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve Hot.
(makes 3 servings)