Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Low-fat Alfredo Sauce

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. Low-fat and alfredo in the same sauce? Yup! I am not an alfredo girl, I much prefer a tomato based or olive oil based sauce. My husband on the other hand loves alfredo. When we were first dating he wouldn't even eat tomato sauces because he feared onions... my, how far we have come! I wanted to make something that he would really enjoy since I normally cook for my own tastes (of course with his in mind) so I decided to make some alfredo.

This recipe was super simple and pretty tasty. I don't know if it's very authentic tasting since it's made with chicken broth and cream cheese rather than heavy cream and parmesan but it is really good. I mixed mine with half alfredo/half tomato sauce and it was delicious! If you prefer to cook low-fat and are missing good creamy sauces give this a shot- you will be glad you did.

Source: Kraft

1/2 lb. pasta, uncooked
1-1/4 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 tsp. flour
1/3 cup PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese
3 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese, divided
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

COOK pasta as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, beat broth and flour in medium saucepan with whisk until well blended. Add reduced-fat cream cheese, 2 Tbsp. Parmesan, garlic powder and pepper; cook 2 min. or until mixture comes to boil and thickens, stirring constantly.

DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add sauce; toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and parsley.


  1. I didn't know low fat alfredo was possible! ;) I love it!

    We'll definitely have to try this on pasta night. Full fat alfredo is delicious, but my hips are mad at me. Haha!

  2. We love alfredo but hate all the fat, I am going to try this.

  3. I agree with Molly Jean, I did not know that it could be low fat! I am excited to try this soon!

  4. Looks so delicious :) Check out some of my low fat pasta recipes...They're really good minus the FAT!!

  5. Which do you use? Garlic powder or nutmeg? One is in list of ingredients and one is in directions.

    1. Garlic powder. Thanks for the heads up- I modified the recipe.