Easy Low-Fat Alfredo Sauce

"This is a very creamy sauce. As its name implies it is very easy...I love to do it with cooked shrimp and what ever fresh veggies I have and put it over noodles. You can use any meat you like. I cook the meat in a separate pan and pour the Alfredo sauce over when cooked. YUMMY!"
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  • Melt butter over low heat (do not burn or sauce will take on nutty flavor).
  • With a whisk, mix in the cream cheese and whisk until completely combined. (At first it will seem like it won't combine, but keep stirring until it does).
  • Add milk and flour and continue to whisk.
  • Once it heats up and is smooth add parmesan cheese and salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  • Let it sit for a few minute to thicken.
  • Lower fat recipe. Follow directions above--it will be slightly thinner, but will thicken upon standing.

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  1. This is a delicious short cut to a good Alfredo. I am a retired certified chef, so iIput it together differently, I melted the butter and added the flour to make a frothy roux, then added the cream (used 1/2&1/2) to make a white sauce, THEN added the cream cheese and parmesan. This made melting the cream cheese easy. I seasoned with white pepper, granulated garlic and a tiny pinch of nutmeg. I used it to make a white pizza with spinach chicken and mushrooms very nice!
  2. This definitely lived up to the name - it was super easy; and even better, super tasty as well! I cut it down to 1/4 recipe (ended up with enough sauce for two servings as a side dish.) I used Neufchatel cheese and fat free half and half with 2 tsp flour for the 1/4 recipe. I went to make this and found my Parmesan cheese had molded so instead used a Dry Monterey Jack that is similar to Parmesan. This was a great way to use up some cream cheese and half and half that were sitting around. Thanks for sharing! [Made for Spring 2013 Pick A Chef]
  3. Absolutely wonderful!! I cut the recipe in half for DH and I and did add some crushed garlic but otherwise followed the instructions and wished that I made the full amount. Definately a keeper and going into my Favorites of 2013. Next time I think I will add some vegies, chicken or shrimp. Thank you for posting! Made for Spring PAC 2013. P.S. served this with chicken breasts using recipe#492760#492760 and recipe#491010#491010.
  4. What a great recipe! I used fat free milk instead of whole milk and it thickened up just fine. Served it over fettucine noodles and turkey breast that I cooked the night before. Thanks for sharing!
  5. Oh - My - Heck. This was SO good and SO easy. I added a half cup each of chopped mushrooms and chopped spinach, and a clove of crushed garlic. This may become a weekly tradition!


I have lived on a farm all my life. I love the farm. I am married to a real cowboy (that makes me a real cowgirl), we are empty nesters, I have two grown children both married, no grand babies yet only a cat.. LOL I love to cook and have a large family. I love to entertain so I can cook for a crowd. It is hard at times to cook for two. I love to can and pickle.I use to work an off the farm job in a town about 30 miles away now I work on the farm and have a huge garden.
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