Lighter Fettuccini Alfredo

Lighter Fettuccini Alfredo

79 Reviews 5 Pics
Linda Lou
Recipe by  Linda Lou

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

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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  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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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, not cream cheese.



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 the powders and parmesan and heated it until it was all melted and creamy. I served it over angel hair pasta with peas and bacon pieces. It was great!!!



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.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 438 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs
  • 44.6 g
  • 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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