Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo – Healthy and Fit

This easy fettuccine alfredo recipe is made “skinny” with a lighteralfredo sauce recipe — but it’s as delicious and creamy and flavorful as ever!

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups 2% milk, or more, as needed
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 ounces Neufchatel cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and garlic powder until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in cheeses until melted, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384.6
Total Fat 14.3g
Saturated Fat 8.0g
Cholesterol 42.0mg
Sodium 164.4mg
Total Carbohydrate 49.6g
Dietary Fiber 1.8g
Sugars 5.7g
Protein 13.7g