Smarter Fettucine Alfredo

This is a great, easy and tasty meal that can be thrown together in as long as it takes for the pasta to boil. I love it because it just uses a few ingredients, most of which I always have on hand. It’s also a lighter version of regular alfredo, which is a huge plus! I got this out of one of my Kraft Food & Family magazines in the Winter 2007 issue and it’s been one of our staple meals ever since. It’s so creamy and delicious and even tastes great with the additions of chicken & broccoli if you so desire. (Sorry for the terrible picture, I have got to get a light box!)

Smarter Fettucine Alfredo
1/2 lb. fettuccine, uncooked
1-1/4 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 tsp. flour
1/3 cup of 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese (I used fat free)
3 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Boil pasta as directed on package.

Meanwhile, beat broth and flour in medium saucepan with whisk until well blended. Add cream cheese, 2 Tbsp. Parmesan, nutmeg and pepper; cook 2 min. or until mixture comes to boil and thickens, stirring constantly.

Drain pasta; Add pasta to the sauce; toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and parsley.

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  1. This looks great! I love alfredo sauces, but like to keep it healthy. I can’t wait to make this with some broccoli!

  2. says:

    Don't you just love Kraft Food & Family?

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  4. mamakrystal says:

    Yum, it looks great. You have your light box soon enough from Joelen!! Yipee!

    How funny, I’m making fettucine this weekend, too!!!! Great minds think alike right??

  5. I literally just stumbled upon this and am now eating it for lunch (w/asparagus!) as I type!

    Excellent share 😉


  6. madebymel says:

    This looks like a delicious lightened up version of alfredo, yum!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Delish, thanks!

  8. LollyChops says:

    Too bad I already had dinner!