I asked my daughter what she would like to have with the tri tip and the squash for dinner. She quickly replied, "Fettuccine!" I had forgotten that fettuccine was a side dish that I used to prepare when the girls were home. How could I forget?

I found the recipe in the Guild House Cookbook. The Guild House is a luncheon house operated by the Child Guidance Guild in my town. Each and every lunch served at the Guild House is delicious!

The house is a beautiful turn of the century home operated by volunteers. The primary objective of the Guild is to assist and support the treatment center and to foster community interest in the services and needs of the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic. The nonprofit agency strives to meet the mental health needs of the county children and their families who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems.

This fettuccine recipe is an easy one to make and one that my daughters request! On this night, I didn't have enough fettuccine in the pantry...instead I had mini farfalle. It worked just fine!

While not totally low fat, it doesn't pack the calories that most fettuccine dishes do. I used low fat sour cream but I did use real butter.


1/2 lb fettuccine
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

Cook noodles in boiling salted water and oil, uncovered, until tender, but firm. Melt butter with sour cream and simmer for 1 minutes to thicken. Remove from heat. Add noodles and toss gently. Add Parmesan and pepper. Toss gently and serve warm.


A great side dish! Quick, easy and pleases the children and adults in the house!


  1. I thought the farfalle looks nicer than fettuccine :) Easier to serve too. Yummy!!

  2. Nice blog you have! The fettucine looks great

  3. What a pretty house too..I like this and sometimes I like to add poppy seeds..Looks good!

  4. Nice to support a place like the Guild House! The fettuccine recipe looks like comfort food to me....like that you used low fat sour cream and agree real butter is the only way to go with pasta.

  5. That fettucine plate looks yummy. What a nice house.

  6. very cute! if you add some flour to the butter prior to adding the sour cream and perhaps some milk you might be able to get more creamy thick sauce for your calories. Then you can probably use less sauce or make more servings.


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