Lighter Fettuccini Alfredo

Lighter Fettuccini Alfredo


"A low-fat pasta for garlic lovers. For variety, try shell or penne pasta."


servings 438 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 438 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.6g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 624 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water cook fettuccini until al dente. Drain.
  2. Combine milk, cubed Neufchatel cheese, butter or margarine, garlic powder, onion powder, minced garlic, and salt. Stir until smooth. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until blended.
  3. Toss pasta with Alfredo sauce and serve warm.
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  1. 106 Ratings


Neufchatel cheese is not the same thing as cream cheese, as a previous reviewer stated. It is similar but is lower in fat so if you are looking to cut calories, use the cheese in the recipe, no...

This was great! I wasn't really sure about the instructions, so i put the milk, cream cheese, and butter in a pan, heated it enough to melt the butter, then whisked it all together. Then I added...

pretty good. i like the idea of using neufchatel as opposed to heavy cream. by the way, everyone, neufchatel cheese is just another name for cream cheese. like philedelphia cream cheese.

This was amazing. I scaled the recipe for 12 servings but only used 16 oz fettuccine b/c I added 16 oz frozen (thawed) broccoli cuts, 2 cups frozen peas, and 1 pound cooked shrimp. I increased t...

This was fabulous! I used regular cream cheese instead (didn't have the low-fat) and cut the butter to 1/4 cup and it turned out wonderful!! It'll be a keeper for sure and I can now enjoy alfr...

This is my new favourite alfredo recipe! My grocery store didn't have any neufchatel, so I used a local organic soft goat cheese and it worked perfectly. I also added a bunch of chopped fresh sp...

Wow ! I tried this one for the first time tonight at a church potluck supper and all thought it was very tasty.I had no problems except I think I added too much extra parmesan then had to add so...

This is very good, very easy and very filling! I melted the margarine and simmered the garlic in it for about 30 seconds. Then I added the milk, neufchatel cheese, garlic powder and 1/8 tsp. o...

I think I did something wrong, the sauce was not very creamy but tasted okay. I will try it again.