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Get Your Noodle On with These Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipes

Get Your Noodle On with These Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipes

If you’re a lover of pasta and Italian food, then rejoice! For today is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day! Unfortunately, while your mouth may be celebrating, your body is probably not. Fettuccine Alfredo is notoriously bad for you. In fact, Olive Garden’s Fettuccine Alfredo dinner entree is 1219 calories and 75 grams of fat… way over 100 percent of your daily fat requirement. While this may be disheartening, don’t fret! There are healthier ways to make this dish that will have your tongue equally in ecstasy. Try one of these lower fat and lower calorie recipes to celebrate this momentous day!

1. Low-Cal Fettuccine Alfredo

With only 490 calories per serving, this dish has far less calories than its standard counterparts. The secret is using only one tablespoon of butter as well as low-fat cream cheese and low-fat milk. Using a tad of flour creates a thick sauce, while Parmesan cheese and a clove of garlic give it a delicious flavor.

low cal fettuccine alfredo

2. Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

Amazingly, this recipe doesn’t use any cream cheese, butter, or cream! Instead, it relies on the flavors of fresh garlic, chicken stock, olive oil, and cheese to create the creamy texture you crave. When paired with standard pasta, this dish comes out to be only 450 calories a serving. Try using whole wheat or gluten free pasta for an even lower total count.


3. Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo

Even more incredible than the last recipe, this one uses cauliflower in place of cheese. Before you sigh in disgust, give it a try! The cauliflower actually mimics the taste and texture of traditional Alfredo sauce quite well. Plus, it adds a tons of vitamins you wouldn’t normally get in pasta. Vegetable broth, six cloves of garlic, and heavy cream ensure you aren’t lacking in flavor.

healthier alfredo sauce

4. Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo

Ok, if you don’t want to sacrifice your cheese, butter, or cream, this recipe might be for you. It uses all of the above, but in small amounts to keep things lower calories. To make up for it, it calls for milk and flour to thicken the sauce. Fresh parsley and black pepper make it look as delicious as it tastes!

skinny fettuccine alfredo

5. Alfredo Light

By cutting out the cream, butter and cream cheese, this recipe is able to provide tasty Alfredo for only 292 calories a serving. It uses vegetable oil, skim milk, and chicken broth to cut down on unnecessary calories and fat. A half of cup of cheese, garlic, and an onion add a savory flavor you won’t be able to get enough of.

6. Light Alfredo Sauce

Butter- and cream-free is the way to be! With the addition of fresh garlic, Parmesan cheese, and pesto, you won’t even be able to tell the difference. Additionally, olive oil, low-fat milk, and vegetable broth also help to keep things on the slim side. When calculating the damage, this sauce totals out to be only 182 calories without the addition of pasta!

light alfredo sauce