Healthier Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce


This alfredo is great just a little lighter than before. Not as rich but still so tasty. Great when served with whole wheat noodles.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fat-free cream cheese

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 cups non-fat milk

  • 6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  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.

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
25g Fat
12g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 31%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 1089mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 733mg 56%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 355mg 8%

* 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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