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Healthier Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Rated as 4.37 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

10 m servings 385 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 385 calories; 24.5 g fat; 12.1 g carbohydrates; 28.9 g protein; 75 mg cholesterol; 1089 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 w...

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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 powde...

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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 w...

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

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. ...

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

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 minc...

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 powde...

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 use...

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

EXCELLENT recipe!!! I was a bit hesitant to try it, because normally things that say "healthy" are not authentic, but I tried this recipe because I had what I needed for it on hand, and it is by...