Delicious Fettuccine Alfredo (Only 300 Calories!)

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@Quinnn

Think you have to give up creamy Fettuccine Alfredo while trying to get rid of a few pounds? You don't have to with great recipes like this. We love old-school Italian food, but hate all of the fat and calories that go along with some of it. I belong to a health and fitness website where I am occasionally asked to help other members make their favorite dishes lighter. This is a recipe that I've been suggesting and using for about 10 years now. We actually prefer it to some of the heavy, full-fat recipes. Give it a try... You'll feel like your cheating, but at just 300 calories, you're fine!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 oz. fettuccini, uncooked
1 1/4 cups fat-free or regular chicken broth
4 tsp. flour
1/3 cup light cream cheese spread, in the tub. you can use regular block cream cheese or neufchatel cheese, it all works just fine.
3 tb. grated parmesan cheese, divided
1/8 tsp. nutmeg, optional
2 tb. fresh parsley, chopped
freshly ground black pepper
garlic powder, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, combine broth and flour in a medium saucepan. Stir in cream cheese spread. Whisk and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat and add nutmeg, if using.
2
Toss drained, hot pasta with sauce and 2 TB. of the Parmesan cheese and freshly cracked pepper. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. I use more grated Parmesan, but it's up to you. Dig in!