Skinny Alfredo Sauce Recipe Is Super Creamy & Ready In 10 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

Skinny Alfredo Sauce Recipe Is Super Creamy & 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!

All you need to make this healthier alfredo sauce recipe is butter (just 1 tablespoon), garlic, lemons for zesting, flour, low-fat milk Neufchâtel or low-fat cream cheese and Parmesan cheese.

Serve this creamy healthier alfredo sauce recipe over fresh pasta, dried pasta, chicken, fish, shrimp or even vegetables.

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Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 (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

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Recipe Notes

  • Fresh cracked black pepper really adds a lot of flavor to this alfredo sauce.
  • If possible, grate fresh Parmesan cheese.
  • Store the alfredo sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

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. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 143

Total Fat: 9.7g

Saturated Fat: 6.3g

Cholesterol: 31mg

Sodium: 257mg

Total Carbohydrate: 5.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.1g

Total Sugars: 3.2g

Protein: 9.5g

Vitamin D: 34mcg

Calcium: 268mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 107mg

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Elisa Schmitz
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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