Healthier Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce Recipe -
Healthier Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Healthier Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

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"This alfredo is great just a little lighter than before. Not as rich but still so tasty. Great when served with whole wheat noodles."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Melt butter in a non-stick saucepan over medium heat; melt cream cheese and garlic powder in butter, whisking Pour in milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan cheese and pepper until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat when sauce reaches a creamy and thick consistency, about 5 minutes.
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  • Editor's Notes:
  • This sauce will thicken rapidly as it cooks - thin with additional milk if cooked for too long.
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 31, 2012

Pretty good! Was going to make homemade pasta to serve with this, but ran out of time so put it with spaghetti. I couldn't get this to thicken much, so I added more cheese and hoped it would work on pasta after boiling and noticing it was coating the spoon. It did work; although it seemed thin, it worked well on the pasta and visitors (hubs' brother, sister in law, nieces, and s-i-l's grandmother) all enjoyed it. I am not a fan of Alfredo, but this was a nice enough version for me. I did add chicken to it; I sliced chicken strips, cooked in olive oil and garlic, put it in a separate bowl, and added back in to the sauce once the sauce was done. very nice; thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 03, 2013

It was rather bland, but since I had more sauce than pasta, I made more pasta and added garlic salt & oregano to the remaining sauce and it was very good. Next time I will forgo the garlic powder--use 2 tsp garlic salt instead of garlic powder and add 2 tsp of oregano and a little more pepper, too.

Nov 29, 2012

So simple and so delicious! It was quick, easy and tasty.

Nov 01, 2012

i really liked this! basic - which is what i like!

Jul 02, 2013

I use a variation of this that I found on this site, and have for years and years. I use fat free cream cheese, and throw in a dollop of fat free sour cream, but I cut the butter to almost nil. Maybe two tablespoons. Fresh ground pepper, garlic powder, and sometimes the parmesan. Depending on the kind you use the combination of garlic and parmesan can be overpowering. We use it for many things and everyone loves it! Our favorite is to make tortellini, fry and slice italian sausage, steam some spinach and artichoke hearts, top it all with the sauce.

Apr 09, 2013

I have used this recipe for quite a while. I use neufchatel cheese instead of fat free cream cheese and "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" instead of butter. I also add 2 cloves of freshly minced garlic and a dash of salt. The garlic and salt gives the sauce an extra boost of flavor. We usually have this with smoked salmon and pasta-delicious!

Jan 24, 2014

My husband, who normally refuses to eat anything that's a "healthier" version, liked this. I only added 3 Tblsp of butter because that's all I had. And after reading other comments, I only used about 1 cup of milk (skim) and added a splash of sherry. Other than that, followed the recipe. I served with pasta and chicken, which I had sauteed with onions and garlic. Yummy.

Sep 11, 2013

good recipe i used more fresh ground pepper and i used fresh minced garlic. i added this to a veggie penne with grilled chicken breast slices and steamed broccoli


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  • Calories
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 28.9 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 1089 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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