Lower-Fat Pasta Alfredo

If the pasta mixture has become thick and tight, thin it with some of the reserved cooking water.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 lb. fettuccine noodles
  • 1⁄2 cup margarine
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1⁄3 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 1⁄3 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Prepare the fettuccine according to package directions. When pasta is done, drain in a colander and reserving a 1⁄2 cup of the cooking water.
  • Meanwhile, melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the milk and nutmeg and bring the mixture to simmer. Add the fettuccine to the cream mixture. Gradually fold in the cheese, adding the reserved cooking liquid if necessary to thin the sauce. Serve immediately.