Lighthearted Fettuccine Alfredo

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Easy and low fat to boot! : ) I don't remember where I got this recipe, but I have written down here with it: Per serving: 312 calories, 5g fat, 349 sodium, 64 mg cholesterol, 46 carbs, 19g protein, and 251 mg potassium.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook fettuccine until tender but firm; drain and return to saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, process cottage cheese until smooth.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese, milk, egg, nutmeg, and pepper; blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into saucepan with hot cooked pasta; cook over medium heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Sprinkle with parsley or basil.
  6. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I was quite surprised that it was so creamy and tastey considering there is NO cream or butter! My husband loved it and it is a great alternative to the artery killing original.

Julie Pravitz September 18, 2003

This lowfat alfredo is fantastic, considering its low in fat! I only made one addition, and that was some garlic paste :-) I love garlic alfredo, so thats what I made. My sauce was a little too thick so I added just a tad more milk to it. It was so yummy! Definitely serve IMMEDIATELY!! :-) Thanks for the recipe Ginny! My family really enjoyed it!

love4culinary June 21, 2003

This was soooo good. My husband thought this was better than full fat, regular alfredo. I did not use the egg (I'm funny about egg not cooking enough), but I did pour in some liquid margarine (I Cant Believe its Not Butter spray) I also added shrimp, peas and garlic powder. Thanks for a great recipe!

cewrdh September 27, 2011