Light Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta is a family favorite dinner featuring our super simple Alfredo sauce recipe! Creamy Alfredo with a fraction of the fat & calories and all the flavor!
Low fat alfredo sauce with your favorite pasta is a fantastic easy weeknight meal. Serve alongside some vegetables or garlic bread and you have yourself a delicious dinner everyone can enjoy. Cooking light alfredo sauce doesn’t have to be a bad thing!
What is skinny alfredo pasta?
To put it simply, it’s an alfredo sauce recipe that is made with low fat alfredo sauce. Thanks to evaporated milk instead of heavy cream, we can reduce the fat content in this recipe by over half! In a 12 oz can of evaporated milk there are 24 g of fat and 480 calories. In the same 12 oz of cream you will find 83 g of fat and 835 calories. It’s an eye-popping difference, right?
Here’s what you’ll need-
-Butter: Using the butter we can start a roux with is the base of any great alfredo sauce.
-Flour: The flour will work as a thickener in the sauce to get it to that consistency we want without making it runny.
-Parmesan cheese: We’re going to want the green canister of grated parmesan cheese and some fresh shredded parmesan cheese to make this alfredo sauce extra delicious.
-Salt: A little bit of salt will help to bring out the flavors in this sauce and make it taste great.
-Garlic: alfredo sauce and garlic are a match made in heaven. Garlic adds a great flavor that pairs well with the cheese
-Evaporated Milk: We only need a can of evaporated milk, but it’s enough to make this sauce creamy and complete.
-Pasta: You’re welcome to use what you’d like! Lately I’ve discovered Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta. It’s amazing- tastes just like regular pasta! You’ll want to cook the pasta according to package directions.
Melt your butter in a saucepan and then add in the flour, grated parmesan cheese, salt, and garlic. Cook on medium to medium high heat until it’s bubbly.
Whisk in the evaporated milk until the liquid begins to thicken and then add in the shredded parmesan cheese and continue whisking until the cheese has melted.
Serve over cooked pasta.
Can you Make Light Alfredo Sauce Ahead?
This sauce is amazing! I love making a double batch and storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for dinners later on. It’s a great recipe to make ahead!
Yes, Homemade Alfredo Sauce freezes beautifully. Store it in an airtight container in the freezer for 2-3 months. Defrost it in the fridge then heat on the stove or in the microwave, adding 1-2 TBSP if water or milk to return it to optimal creaminess.
Skinny Alfredo Pasta
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp flour
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2/4 tsp garlic
- 1 12oz can evaporated milk
- 5 oz shredded Parmesan about 1.5 cups
- 1/2 cup water
- In a saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat until melted. Sprinkle in 1/4 cup of the water, as well as the flour, grated Parmesan, salt, and garlic.
- Cook about 1 minute until thickened & bubbly.
- Whisk in the can of evaporated milk and stir continuously until it starts to thicken.
- Add the shredded Parmesan and whisk until melted and sauce is smooth.
- If sauce is too thick, add remaining 1/4 cup water. Serve over pasta and enjoy, topped with fresh parsley & additional Parmesan cheese.
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How to use skinny alfredo sauce
You can use this sauce over pasta, I personally enjoy it over penne or farfalle and it makes enough to cover at least 5 servings worth. Adding grilled chicken is also a great way to stretch it and add protein. Alternatively, this sauce works great as a white sauce on pizza, so it can be very versatile.
What if I don’t have shredded parmesan cheese?
I’ve personally used Italian blend cheese when I was in a pinch and it was pretty good. You can do the same.
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This delicious and healthier version of alfredo pasta allows your family to enjoy a favorite more often! Light Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta is a family favorite dinner featuring our super simple Alfredo sauce recipe! Creamy Alfredo with a fraction of the fat & calories and all the flavor!