Lightened Fettucine Alfredo

Reduced Fat Alfredo Sauce with Whole Grain Pasta

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Delicious, aromatic, and easy. This reduced fat version passes the kid test. You'll be able to serve it with your favorite pasta, meats, and vegetables.
Servings 8
Calories 193
Author Deborah Hanyon


  • Cheese Grater, lemon zest grater, Immersion blender (optional)


  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour of choice
  • 1 cup 2% reduced fat milk
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest grated fresh
  • 1 tbsp parsley fresh chopped
  • 3/4 cup Romano pecorino or other favorite Italian cheese
  • 1 dash white pepper optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 oz whole grain pasta or other favorite pasta Traditional is fettucine


  • Melt Butter in saucepan
  • add garlic and lemon zest; cook until soft, about 1 minute
  • add in flour, stir
  • add milk, whisk together until smooth; cook, stirring constantly, at medium temperature until thickened and bubbly, about 3 minutes
  • add cream cheese and Romano pecorino cheese.
  • Note that cream cheese will be difficult to completely mix into the milk; if will taste good even if you see little pieces. However, if you want to combine it until it's creamy, you can use an immersion blender.
  • Add chopped parsley


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 2.3mg


Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 1mg
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