Light Easy Creamy PHILLY Spaghettini Recipe -
Light Easy Creamy PHILLY Spaghettini Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Light Easy Creamy PHILLY Spaghettini

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"Spaghettini with Alfredo sauce gets a simple, fresh treatment when made with light cream cheese."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, mix broth and flour in medium saucepan. Add cream cheese spread, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, and nutmeg; cook 2 minutes or until mixture comes to boil and thickens, stirring constantly with whisk.
  3. Drain pasta; toss with sauce in large bowl. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and parsley.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins


  • Makeover - How We Did It: With butter and heavy whipping cream, Alfredo sauce can pack a lot of calories. Instead, our lighter version uses a combination of Philadelphia Light Cream Cheese Spread, chicken broth and flour and also reduces the amount of grated Parmesan.
  • Flavour Boost: Garlic lovers can add 1/8 tsp. garlic powder to sauce with the nutmeg and pepper.
  • Serving Suggestion: For extra flavour, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 29, 2009

I thought this was pretty good. It was very easy and lower in fat. Its also a good base to add chicken or bacon. Its a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 17, 2009

My husband thought it needed a little bit more flavor. Will try it again--maybe with the suggested bacon.


13 Ratings

Jun 29, 2009

I doubled the chicken broth and flour because I like a lot of sauce. I also used chive cream cheese because that's what I had on hand. I added some left over chicken and a handful of frozen peas for color. It needed a little something extra- maybe garlic? It definitely needed salt and pepper and of course a generous sprinkle of parm at the end. I will definitely be using this again with a few tweaks.

Jan 02, 2012

This turned out very good. We were looking for a light sauce with flavor and this one worked.

Jun 18, 2009

This is easy and everyone loved it! I made exactly as written and both my husband and little girl wanted more. I just wish the nutrition information was more accurate!

Jul 14, 2010

The flavor was really good! It actually turned out a little dry but it was my own fault. I added a little more flour after making the sauce because it seemed a little runny. I'll know better next time!

Feb 22, 2010

Love this! Added some garlic powder. Will make again and again!

Jul 27, 2009

My boyfriend and I thought this was a GREAT, much healthier alternative to alfredo. Will DEFINITELY make again!


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  • Calories
  • 338 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.7 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 217 mg
  • 9%

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

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