Healthier Alfredo Sauce
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Healthier Alfredo Sauce

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"Zucchini provides a healthy touch to this delightfully rich and creamy sauce! Reduced amounts of cream and cheese also make this great recipe healthier."
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25 m servings 251 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 251 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 9.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 366 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the fettuccine, bring back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Lightly cook zucchini by tossing into pasta water just before draining.
  2. Heat butter and garlic in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. Stir in parsley.
  3. Toss sauce with cooked whole wheat fettuccine and zucchini strips.


  • Editor's Notes:
  • Add 2 tablespoons pasta cooking water if needed for moistness.
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Alfredo Sauce.


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This did not make much sauce at all. I was trying to make an Alfredo sauce with pasta and I ended up more than doubling the heavy cream to cover my noodles. Also, if you follow the recipe exactl...

I made the sauce exactly but doubled it. .. with the only change being that I added 1 teaspoon onion powder and I used minced garlic. I used the sauce with chicken & broccoli calzones. Turned ou...

Really met my expectations for a quick and easy Alfredo sauce. I made three servings without changing the recipe so if you really want it for four servings I'd use more cream and Parmesan. I use...

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