Healthier Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Healthier Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

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"This alfredo is great just a little lighter than before. Not as rich but still so tasty. Great when served with whole wheat noodles."


10 m servings 385 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 28.9 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1089 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a non-stick saucepan over medium heat; melt cream cheese and garlic powder in butter, whisking Pour in milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan cheese and pepper until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat when sauce reaches a creamy and thick consistency, about 5 minutes.


  • Editor's Notes:
  • This sauce will thicken rapidly as it cooks - thin with additional milk if cooked for too long.
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce.
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  1. 18 Ratings


Pretty good! Was going to make homemade pasta to serve with this, but ran out of time so put it with spaghetti. I couldn't get this to thicken much, so I added more cheese and hoped it would w...

So simple and so delicious! It was quick, easy and tasty.

i really liked this! basic - which is what i like!

I use a variation of this that I found on this site, and have for years and years. I use fat free cream cheese, and throw in a dollop of fat free sour cream, but I cut the butter to almost nil. ...

I have used this recipe for quite a while. I use neufchatel cheese instead of fat free cream cheese and "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" instead of butter. I also add 2 cloves of freshly minc...

It was rather bland, but since I had more sauce than pasta, I made more pasta and added garlic salt & oregano to the remaining sauce and it was very good. Next time I will forgo the garlic powde...

My husband, who normally refuses to eat anything that's a "healthier" version, liked this. I only added 3 Tblsp of butter because that's all I had. And after reading other comments, I only use...

good recipe i used more fresh ground pepper and i used fresh minced garlic. i added this to a veggie penne with grilled chicken breast slices and steamed broccoli

Several people mentioned that it was bland - I added a pinch of nutmeg and a little bit of lemon zest. I also used neufchatel cheese because I couldn't find fat free cream cheese. It ended up ...