Saturday, July 21, 2012

Skinny Alfredo

I've cooked a fair amount of homemade alfredo in my day - some good and some bad, but I think I've found my favorite recipe for it thus far. And do you want to know what's even better? It's low calorie too! That makes it sure to be a family favorite in our house.


We've had this twice in the last week or so and it serves up some great leftovers as well. Try it out yourself!
Skinny Alfredo
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Recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny
Ingredients:
  • 1 13.25 oz. box of pasta (I like Dreamfields Penna Rigate)
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated low-fat Parmesan cheese

Directions:
  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. 
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil over medium-low heat in a medium saucepan. Add garlic and saute until golden brown.
  3. In a small saucepan, stir together milk, chicken broth, 3 Tbsp. flour, salt, and pepper over low heat until thickened up. Stir into garlic. Continue to cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until the sauce is thick. 
  4. Add the last Tbsp. of flour for additional thickness and stir in with Parmesan cheese.
  5. When sauce is to the desired thickness (remember it will get thicker as it cools), pour over pasta noodles.
I was very surprised at how much flavor was present for how healthy this meal really was. Hope you enjoy it just as much as I did!

-Sarah

7 comments:

  1. I always have a hard time finding a good alfredo recipe! This sounds good! And the fact it is healthy is awesome!

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  2. How fabulous that this is a low-fat version! I love alfredo pasta!


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  3. Skinny means I can have it every day of the week, right?! Sshhh... don't answer, I'll just go ahead and put it on my meal plan!

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  4. That sounds delicious.. what brand of broth did you use? I've found some tend to leave an oily flavor, so I'm looking for a good brand that enhances flavor instead of overpowering. :-)

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    1. I just used good ol' Swanson. Has that brand worked for you? Or is it one of the ones that you've found to be oily?

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  5. I just made this for dinner! It was delicious!!!! I like alfredo sauce but it is usually so thick. This was perfect! I added broccoli and grilled chicken!! So yummy!!

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    1. Sarah! (Awesome name by the way ;) ) You have no idea how happy reading this made me! I am so glad to hear that you liked it. It's hard trying to tell people that things taste good because they may taste good to me, but everyone else may think otherwise, so thank you SO much for letting me know how it was for ya! I'm definitely going to try the broccoli and grilled chicken. Sounds delish! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a fab day!!


      -Sarah

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