Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo

Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo


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Whoever said you can't have cream sauce when you're on a diet was a liar! This is a delicious dish that tastes like you're cheating – but your figure won't suffer an inch.

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  • 1 C. low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 C. low-fat (1%) milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1/2 C. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 8 oz. fettuccine noodles

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In blender, combine cottage cheese, milk, egg yolk and pepper. Puree until smooth. In small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add puree and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Stir in all but 4 tsp. Parmesan cheese. Meanwhile, cook fettuccine according to package directions; drain. Toss with sauce. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.

Contains 355 calories each.

Reviews (5)

  • I would use low fat ricotta instead of cottage cheese. Also, i have seen quite a few recipes with fat free evaporated milk instead of milk or cream. I think that would cut some calories, fat and cholesterol. Also, I use something called 'Smart Balance Butter' which is heart healthy. Check it out!

    Flag as inappropriate ilove2cook2  |  September 22, 2008

  • Dear yumyum: I would imagine that the eggyolk is to add richness and creaminess. Only thing I can figure. lol However I do think the real butter flavor will make a difference. If you do decide to use margarine, the "move over butter" brand has a really good buttery taste and is not real bad in calories either. Thanks

    Flag as inappropriate cwnewton  |  September 22, 2008

  • I know that sounds like a lot of calories and all, but when you compare it to the regular version, it is much better. Good luck in your search. Please post it if you find one. I really really like alfredo. Thanks.

    Flag as inappropriate cwnewton  |  September 22, 2008

  • What is the purpose of the egg yolk ? Make it healthier without it, and use marg. instead of butter.

    Flag as inappropriate  |  September 22, 2008

  • unfortunately this has about 400kcals, 15g fat, 8g Sat fat. Prety decent in CHO (45g) and 21g prot. I'll look around for another slimmer alfredo, though.

    Flag as inappropriate tkeiks  |  September 10, 2007

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