Just as good as the cholesterol-laden original. Created for diabetics, but great for anyone trying to reduce their fat intake. For added flavor try using a garlic and herb Parmesan cheese blend and to increase fiber content use whole wheat pasta. Easily doubled for when you need more than 2 servings. Enjoy!

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Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot cook with boiling salted water cook fettuccini pasta until al dente. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium-high heat melt margarine; add garlic and saute for one minute. Add flour, stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in milk, continue to stir until sauce thickens, about 5 to7 minutes. Add the Neufchatel cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, and ground black pepper. Cook until the cheese has completely melted.

  • Serve Alfredo sauce over cooked and drained fettuccini noodles. Sprinkle the top with fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts

490 calories; protein 25.4g; carbohydrates 58.5g; fat 17.7g; cholesterol 42.8mg; sodium 548.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2007
I used butter and cream and skipped the flour.....which made this the best Alfredo EVER! I also made it with shrimp and immitation lobster chunks....OMG to die for! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2007
I think this had a bit too much garlic. It was a little overpowering. I really like fettuccini but this is a recipe that I would probably not make again. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2007
I used butter and cream and skipped the flour.....which made this the best Alfredo EVER! I also made it with shrimp and immitation lobster chunks....OMG to die for! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2005
Very good. I actually forgot the parsley but I would recommend adding about 1/4 tsp of salt to the sauce (unless you add a lot to your pasta water). The texture was perfect but the salt really helped add some flavor. Great if you add some leftover chicken breast. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2007
I think this had a bit too much garlic. It was a little overpowering. I really like fettuccini but this is a recipe that I would probably not make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2003
Very tasty could not tell it was low fat. Easy way to make homemade alfredo sauce. My recommendation is to double the recipe because you'll want leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2005
this was really delish! i made a few changes... i added far less cheese and added 1 1/2 cup milk and 1/3 cup cream. i substituted basil for parsley and omited garlic. i also added salt to taste Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2008
Whipped this up quadrupling (Except amount of milk...Add SLOWLY UNTIL IT MEETS YOUR AESTHETIC / TEXTURAL NEEDS) - adding in shredded up chicken breast and broccoli florets and a touch of nutmeg. Used "NO YOKE" noodles as it's all I had on hand. Perfectly creamy great flavor. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2006
This is pretty good for a lighter sauce; however I wouldn't call it "Alfredo" because it didn't really taste like alfredo at all. Just a thick white sauce with a pleasant flavor. (A lot better than another light alredo sauce recipe I've tried from here). It was a good way to use up some Neufchatel that needed using though. I used fresh basil instead of parsley and I enjoyed that. Served with whole wheat fettuccini and spinach salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2008
I added mushrooms broccoli and green onions and used whole weat penne pasta and this was absolutely wonderful especially for a lower fat / cholesterol recipe. I will be making this more often. thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2003
This recipe was excellent and easy to make. We grilled chicken and added it to the pasta and sauce and had a salad for a great meal. Great recipe for diabetics or anyone. Read More
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