Fettuccine in a Tomato Garlic Sauce


Indulge in a delicious and light pasta dish that fits perfectly into your Weight Watchers plan. This Fettuccine in a Tomato Garlic Sauce is not only flavorful but also low in points, making it a great option for a satisfying meal. The combination of Carba-Nada fettuccine, fresh cherry tomatoes, garlic, and basil creates a simple yet delightful dish.


  • 1 1/2 cups Dry Carba-Nada Fettuccine (3 Weight Watchers points)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 container Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • Fresh Basil (chopped, for garnish)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: Approximately 200
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 5g

Equipment Needed

  • Large Pot
  • Large Pan
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Colander


Step 1: Prepare the Fettuccine

  1. Cook the Carba-Nada fettuccine according to the package instructions. This typically involves boiling the pasta in salted water for about 5-7 minutes until al dente.
  2. Drain the pasta using a colander and set aside.

Step 2: Cook the Tomato Garlic Sauce

  1. While the pasta is cooking, spray a large pan with olive oil cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic to the pan and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the halved cherry tomatoes to the pan. Cook the tomatoes, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften and release their juices, forming a light sauce. This should take about 5-7 minutes.

Step 3: Combine Pasta and Sauce

  1. Once the tomato garlic sauce is ready, add the cooked fettuccine to the pan.
  2. Toss the pasta with the tomato garlic mixture until the fettuccine is evenly coated with the sauce.
  3. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste, if needed.

Step 4: Garnish and Serve

  1. Remove the pan from heat.
  2. Garnish the pasta with fresh chopped basil.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy your light, flavorful fettuccine dish.

Additional Tips for Success

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Pasta: If Carba-Nada fettuccine is unavailable, you can use whole wheat or another low-carb pasta alternative, adjusting the points as necessary.
  • Garlic: For a milder garlic flavor, reduce the amount to 2 cloves or substitute with garlic powder.


  • Vegetables: Add other vegetables like spinach, bell peppers, or mushrooms to enhance the nutritional value and flavor of the dish.
  • Cheese: Sprinkle a small amount of grated Parmesan cheese on top for an added layer of flavor.

Cooking Tips

  • Tomato Sauce: For a richer sauce, allow the tomatoes to cook a bit longer to reduce and concentrate their flavors.
  • Basil: Add the fresh basil at the very end of cooking to preserve its vibrant flavor and color.

Storage and Reheating

  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheating: Reheat gently in a pan over low heat, adding a splash of water or broth to loosen the sauce if needed.


This Fettuccine in a Tomato Garlic Sauce is a delightful and light dish perfect for those following the Weight Watchers plan. With fresh ingredients and a simple cooking process, you can enjoy a delicious meal that’s both satisfying and health-conscious. Follow these detailed steps and tips to create a flavorful pasta dish that you’ll love to make again and again. Enjoy!