Light Alfredo Sauce

Light Alfredo Sauce
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Light Alfredo Sauce

I have a love-hate relationship with alfredo sauce. I love to eat it but then I hate the guilt that comes with eating it! This recipe solves that problem as it does away with the guilt. How? This recipe does away the heavy cream and cream cheese that you'll find in many recipes. Not to worry, this lower-fat and lower-calorie remake does not degrade the taste. You'll swear you're eating the real thing! 

4
Servings
366
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 3/4 Cups grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute one minute, stirring occasionally, until fragrant. Reduce heat to low-medium. Sprinkle with flour, and stir to combine. Saute for an additional minute to cook the flour, stirring occasionally.

Slowly add chicken broth, whisking to combine until smooth. Whisk in milk, salt, nutmeg, and pepper and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook for an additional minute until thickened, then stir in Parmesan cheese until melted. Remove from heat; the sauce will continue to thicken. 

Toss pasta, vegetables, or chicken with sauce. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
34g
74%
Vitamin A, RAE
586µg
84%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin E, added
5mg
33%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
1022mg
100%
Choline, total
49mg
12%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
148µg
37%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
159mg
50%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
4mg
80%
Phosphorus, P
639mg
91%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
25µg
45%
Sodium, Na
785mg
52%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
4µg
27%
Water
80g
3%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Alfredo Sauce Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Alfredo Sauce Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.