Alfredo sauce is known for its rich, creamy texture and Parmesan cheese taste. It's also known for being high in fat.
I have prepared a lower fat version of the traditional Alfredo sauce that offers the same delicious taste and texture without the guilt of excessive fat grams.
To reduce fat and cut calories, simply substitute heavy cream with half and half. And I only use a tablespoon of butter to give it flavor.
Enjoy the low fat Alfredo sauce over traditional fettuccine noodles.
What you need:
1 pound fettuccine
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/4 cups half-and-half
3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cook pasta in a large pot with plenty of water and salt to taste until “al dente.”
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add half-and-half, cheese, salt, and pepper; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat and add pasta, tossing gently to coat.
Calories: 427 (31 percent from fat)
Fat: 14.6 grams (saturated 7.8 grams, monosaturated 4.2 grams, polysaturated 1.3 grams)
Protein: 17.2 grams
Carbohydrate: 56.5 grams
Fiber: 2.1 grams
Iron: 3.6 milligrams
Sodium: 479 milligrams
Calcium: 245 milligrams
Enzo Febbraro is a well-respected executive chef at the politically acclaimed Washington D.C.-based D’Acqua Ristorante, a place frequented by former First Lady Laura Bush. Enzo graduated from culinary school at the age of 16 and embarked upon a culinary tour of Europe. He lives with his wife and daughter in Alexandria, Va.