Servings: Makes 6 servings
Begin heating a large pot of water for cooking the pasta. In a blender, puree beans, milk, garlic powder, salt and nutmeg until very smooth and creamy.
When boiling, add fettuccini pasta to salted water. While pasta begins to cook, in a medium sized pot, bring bean and milk mixture, stirring occasionally, to a temperature just below simmering; remove the sauce from the burner and stir in the grated cheese. Adjust the seasoning of the sauce, if desired. Add broccoli, if desired, to the cooking pasta, to cook the broccoli with the pasta for the last couple of minutes.
When the pasta is cooked, yet still firm, drain the pasta, return it to its pot and add the sauce to the pasta. Divide the Fettuccini Alfredo into individual serving bowls or put it into a serving platter. Garnish the pasta with additional grated soy or Pecorino cheese and minced Italian parsley.
Published on January 01, 2006