Sweet and Spicy Fettuccine

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Makes 4 to 6 servings


8 ounces uncooked dried fettuccine
1/3 cup olive oil, divided
1 cup carrots (about 2 large), cut into strips with vegetable peeler
1 cup zucchini (about 2 large), cut into strips with vegetable peeler
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
1/4 teaspoons dried red pepper flakes
Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese


Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Rinse with hot water; drain. Set aside.

In Dutch oven heat 2 tablespoons oil; add carrots and zucchini. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until carrots and zucchini are crisply tender (5 to 7 minutes). Remove from pan; set aside.

In same pan heat 1/4 cup olive oil; add almonds. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until lightly browned (3 to 4 minutes). Add dried cranberries. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until cranberries plump slightly (2 to 3 minutes). Remove from heat. Add spinach and red pepper flakes; continue stirring until spinach wilts (1 to 2 minutes). Stir in fettuccine until heated through.

Sprinkle with cheese, if desired; season to taste with salt and pepper.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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