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Healthier Alfredo Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

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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Original recipe makes 1 /2 cup Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  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.
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Footnotes

  • 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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Reviews More Reviews

Oct 01, 2013

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 exactly the consistency is that of queso, not a sauce. It seems like it would be well suited for serving with plain vegetables though.

 
Jul 13, 2013

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 out delish. Thank you for sharing.

 

4 Ratings

Aug 30, 2014

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 used 3/4 cup of spinach instead of zucchini and it was very good!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 251 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 9.2 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 366 mg
  • 15%

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

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