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Basil & Beef Tenderloin Fettucine.

Fettucine with Lemon-Basil Cream Sauce Topped With Beef Tenderloin

This pasta dish is amazing. It’s on the decadent side, using beef tenderloin, but the sauce is made with mostly low-fat ingredients and tastes sinfully delicious! It’s creamy, cheesy and zesty.

Serves 3-5.


  • beef tenderloin (trimmed, lean cut, ~1 lb)
  • 8 oz spinach fettucine (or any type of pasta you’d like)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, puréed
  • 2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • garlic salt
  • black pepper

Begin by cooking the beef tenderloin. Generously sprinkle garlic salt/black pepper on the tenderloin and place on baking pan in a 350 degree oven. Cook for approximately 45 minutes until it reaches the desired temperature. Allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.

While the tenderloin is in the oven, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan on medium heat and add in the onion and garlic. Saute for about 15 minutes and then reduce the heat to low. Add in the sour cream, basil puree and the juice from the lemon. Stir in the parmesan and season generously with garlic salt/black pepper. Continue to cook on low heat, be sure it does not boil.

Cook your pasta as directed and drain all excess water. Put the cooked pasta directly into the sauce and stir well to combine. Plate the pasta and top with the sliced beef tenderloin.

One Comment Post a comment
  1. Jamie Morse #

    Yum yum.

    April 27, 2012

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