Creamy Skinny Alfredo Sauce Recipe Is Ready in 10 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

Creamy Skinny Alfredo Sauce Recipe Is Ready in 10 Minutes

Who doesn't love alfredo sauce? But face it: there are a lot of calories in regular alfredo sauce. The butter, cream, cheese. Oh, my. This easy low-calorie alfredo sauce recipe is rich and creamy, but uses Neufchâtel or low-fat cream cheese, less butter and low-fat milk. And this skinny recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes!

Serve this creamy healthier alfredo sauce recipe over fresh pastadried pasta, chickenfishshrimp or even vegetables. Store the leftovers in the refrigerator.

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: Enough for 12 ounces of pasta


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons Neufchâtel or low-fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Here's how to make it:

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and lemon zest. Cook 30 seconds. 
  2. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  3. Whisk in the milk and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes or until it begins to thicken.
  4. Add the cream cheese and Parmesan. Stir until smooth, about 1 minute. 

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
So quick and so delicious. Bonus that it's a "skinny" version of this classic recipe! #yum
The more I can eat of this the better. 🍜
All the flavor but not all of the calories sounds like a winner to me!

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