Fettuccine Alfredo (Cooking Light)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

A healthier version of an unhealthy favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in flour.
  5. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk.
  6. Cook 6 minutes or til thickened, stirring constantly.
  7. Add 1 cup parmesan, cream cheese and salt. Stir with whisk while cheeses melt.
  8. Toss with hot pasta, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of parmesan and chopped parsley and pepper.
  9. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I've made this a bunch and my family loves it! I love it because it is sooo much healthier than the full fat version--you can feel good about eating it. Love making the adding broccoli to the pasta with this sauce--delicious and one of my daughter's favorite dinners.

MichelaCH August 28, 2015

I was so hoping this would be great but mine turned out grainy and with only 1 cup of cheese it was too salty and too cheesy... Followed the recipe exactly, good volume not thin just not tasty.
Used to just buy a jar and heat up so wanted more control of the ingredients, salt and fat . Grated cheese just wouldn't "melt" all the way... maybe a different cheese combination.

lisaonthegoco March 29, 2012

This is my family's FAVORITE alfredo sauce! My husband rather eat this at home than go to a restaurant and eat a much more fattening version! I double the recipe if I'm feeding more than 4 people and use the leftovers as a homemade pizza sauce for later in the week. SO GOOD!

lceckstrom March 30, 2010

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