Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

Rich and Creamy Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo. Made with chicken stock, 1% milk and parmesan cheese. No heavy cream or butter is used in this recipe! Only 500 calories a serving and tastes just as good as the original! Best of all this recipe ready in less than 20 minutes!

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Fettuccine Alfredo is one of my favorite comfort foods. How can you not love a thick creamy cheese sauce tossed with tender thick fettuccine noodles? I came up with a way to eat my favorite comfort food and not feel guilty about it. This Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo tastes just as good as the original and is so much healthier.

This Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo recipe comes together in under 20 minutes making it a quick and easy weeknight meal. I make the Alfredo sauce while the pasta is boiling and toss everything together once it’s done.

You would never know this Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta is low-calorie. It is bursting with flavor and is rich and creamy just like the original. This healthy fettuccine Alfredo can easily serve 4 alongside a side salad or two hungry people.

Skip the restaurant style Fettuccine Alfredo and give this low-cal version a try!

What makes this skinny?

I swapped out tons of calories using 1% milk and low sodium chicken broth instead of heavy cream. Olive oil was used in place of butter and tons of garlic is added. For extra flavor and a hint of color garnish with fresh parley and an extra squeeze of lemon juice. Only 1 tablespoon of flour is used and only 1/4 cup of cheese. This easy fettucini alfredo does not sacrifice any of the flavor, creaminess or richness. You would never know this is “healthy”!

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Ingredients

  • Extra virgin olive oil: Is used in place of the butter.
  • All purpose flour: Helps to thicken up the skinny Alfredo sauce.
  • Garlic: Is always a must when I am making anything Italian!
  • Milk: 1% or 2% milk is added in place of the heavy cream.
  • Chicken stock: I add in chicken stock in place of some of the milk to make this dish even more low calorie.
  • Parmesan cheese: You can’t have Alfredo sauce without a little bit of cheese. A little bit goes a long way in this dish!

How to make Fettuccine Alfredo

  • Boil pasta: In salted water until al-dente per package instructions.
  • Make the fettuccine Alfredo sauce: Meanwhile, add olive oil and garlic to a large saute pan. Cook for 1 minute. Whisk in flour and cook an additional minute stirring constantly. Slowly pour in the chicken broth and milk and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened 3-5 minutes, stir frequently.
  • Toss together / Serve: Take off the heat and stir in Parmesan cheese. Toss the sauce with cooked pasta and drizzle with lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with parsley for garnish if desired.

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Tips for making Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

  • Always salt your water! This helps season the whole dish and makes a huge difference!
  • To make this dish gluten free substitute gluten free flour for the all purpose flour and use gluten free fettuccine noodles.
  • If you want a protein boost try adding in chicken or shrimp!
  • To get some veggies in this dish add in some broccoli or bell peppers.
  • I like to use freshly grated parmesan cheese in this dish versus pre grated parmesan cheese. The flavor of freshly grated parmesan cheese is so much better and really makes a difference in this dish.

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Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

4 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Rich and Creamy Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo. Under 500 calories a serving! Tastes just like the original!

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • chopped parsley for garnish if desired

Instructions

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  • Boil pasta in salted water until al-dente per package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, add olive oil and garlic to a large saute pan. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in flour and cook an additional minute stirring constantly.
  • Slowly pour in the chicken broth and milk and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened 3-5 minutes, stir frequently.
  • Take off the heat and stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • Toss the sauce with cooked pasta and drizzle with lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with parsley for garnish if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 430mg19%
Potassium 416mg12%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 324IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 294mg29%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Alfredo, Cheese, Easy Dinner, Fettuccine, Fit meals, Low Cal, Simple, Skinny

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  • Becky

    I added a little more garlic and Parmesan cheese for more flavor and it turned out yummy!

  • Doloreswilson

    I like the way you present this recipe: l can’t wait to make this dish. I,Lloyd’s let ou know how it turns out’. Thanks

  • Upset

    made this tonight with my boyfriend and threw it away afterwards. in the future, it DEFINITELY needs more seasoning. very bland. if you make this, add more garlic and other seasonings to spice it up a bit.

  • Hi,

    I am so sorry to hear this! You can always season to taste with salt and pepper and add extra parmesan cheese to add flavor.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Kelley

  • Nina

    I’m a big pasta lover & I look forward to eating it a healthier way. Though I am confused because in the
    the nutrition facts it says that it’s 306 calories per serving but in the nutrition label at the bottom it says it’s 420. I was just wondering which one it really is?

  • Hi Nina,

    Sorry for the confusion. The 306 calories was what I calculated personally, the 420 is a nutrition generator that is used on my site. All nutrition facts will vary a bit depending on the products you use. I would just use 350 as a good medium if you are counting calories.

    Thanks!

    Kelley

  • Samantha schmidt

    I made it today for my kids and it was great!! I did more garlic (can never have too much garlic in our house) and more Parmesan cheese and it was awesome. Didn’t have lemon juice so I added lemon pepper and it’s amazing!! Great recipe.

  • Hi Samantha,

    I am so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed this recipe!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Kelley

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