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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  • 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
  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!
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  1. says

    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. :-)

  2. says

    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!!

    • says

      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!!



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