Pasta Lover & Guiltless Alfredo

March 8, 2011

picture from Our Best Bites

I don't know about you but I'm a pasta girl! Noodles and creamy sauce.... yum, yum! Unfortunately pasta can be one of those mega calorie dishes. That's why I was so excited when I tried this Guiltless Alfredo Sauce and it was SO delicious! Lots of time low-fat sauces are well... low-fat tasting. Not this one! This guiltless alfredo is so good, it doesn't even taste guiltless at all! It is thick, creamy, and has a lot of flavor! Brian even ate leftovers. That's saying something too because he is an anti-leftover man. This recipe is a keeper!


The sauce is about 100 calories for 1/4 cup.

 Guiltless Alfredo
Recipe Source: Our Best Bites

2 C low-fat milk
1/3 C (3 oz) low fat cream cheese
2 T flour
1 t salt
1 T butter
3 garlic cloves
1 C grated Parmesan cheese

Toss the milk, cream cheese, flour, and salt in a blender. Process until smooth and set aside.
In a non-stick sauce pan, melt butter on med-high heat and add garlic. Let the garlic saute for about 30 seconds, you don’t want to burn it. Then add milk mixture to the pan. Stir constantly for about 3 or 4 minutes or until it just comes to a simmer. Keep stirring and let it cook for a few minutes more. It should be much thicker now. When it’s nice and thickened remove the pan from the heat. Add the cheese, stir it up and then cover immediately. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before using.

Some mix-in's that we love...

-Frozen Peas -Add them to your pasta when it's ready to serve, straight from the freezer. The warm pasta defrosts them perfectly, and still leaves them with a little pop!
-Grilled Chicken or Shrimp
-Steamed Broccoli
-Roasted Tomatoes

 What's your favorite pasta sauce? 

4 Comments:

Lesa said...

It looks good!

Ginger said...

I LOVE pasta too, but rarely make it because of the high calorie count as well. This looks really easy and yummy! I'm going to have to get me some low-fat cream cheese and give it a try... thanks for helping me figure out what to make for dinner tonight!

Emily said...

Yummy!! Pasta is my BIGGEST downfall! I seriously could eat it every.single.day. I'm so going to try it! I love to make something like this with a jar of alfredo sauce{I'm sure it's super bad but its sooo good} with chicken and broccoli!

Jenny said...

I love it too! I think I am going to make this tonight!

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