Friday, March 11, 2011

Guiltless Alfredo Sauce

Anyone who has read my blog, probably knows that I am obsessed with fettuccine alfredo.  However, it's not the healthiest of meals......BUT, I found this guiltless alfredo recipe and was SO happy with how good it was, with much fewer calories!!!  In fact, there was only 227 calories for a full bowl of the sauce we used on our fettuccine!  Yeah, I'm pretty much stoked about this.  Now I can make alfredo whenever I want and not feel guilty about it.  Not only that, but it is delicious.  Enjoy!

Printable Version

2 cups low-fat milk (I used skim)
3 ounces low-fat cream cheese (fat-free not recommended)
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tablespoon butter
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated

1.  Put milk, cream cheese, flour, and salt into a blender.  Process until smooth and set aside.
2.  In a non-stick sauce pan, melt butter on med-high heat.  Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
3.  Add milk mixture and cook for about 4-5 minutes, until it thickens.  Remove from heat.
4.  Add cheese, stir, and cover quickly.  Let sauce stand for at least 10 minutes.

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  1. This sounds awesome! I love finding recipes for favourite foods that manage to cut back on the calories without losing taste. Thanks!

  2. I love guilt free versions of my favorite foods and this is one of them! It's important that you don't skimp on flavor when trying to eat better and this looks spot on! Yummy!

  3. Yummy..sounds and it looks amazingly delicious!
    Nicely done!!!

  4. Wow...yum. Can't wait to try...I'm obsessed with alfredo sauce too! And, I just found some sun dried tomatoes that were crying for their own alfredo..

  5. You've got a winning combination with this low cal recipe. Fettuccine Alfredo can now be taken off the back burn, and once more take its rightful place at the table . Thanks for sharing.

  6. Yay! I'm excited! Guilt-free alfredo's what it's all about :-) Thank you for sharing!

  7. Neat! I'm forever looking for great (and marginally healthier) alfredo recipes. this sounds great.

  8. Definitely don't eat alfredo sauce very often because of the calories, so will have to try this lighter version. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Score! My hubby absolutely loves alfredo sauce and I cannot wait to try this! I am a health nut so since you say it's lower in calories, that's a big plus :) I'm happy to have found your blog! Looking forward to your healthy recipes ;) and good luck to your hubby in the competition!

  10. I also love fettuccine alfredo, but often feel so guilty after eating it. Love this guiltless version :)