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

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fettuccine noodles
  • ½ cup margarine
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • ⅓ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1⅓ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Prepare the fettuccine according to package directions. When pasta is done, drain in a colander and reserving a ½ 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.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fettuccine noodles
  • ½ cup margarine
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • ⅓ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1⅓ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Prepare the fettuccine according to package directions. When pasta is done, drain in a colander and reserving a ½ 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories580
Total Fat18g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium530mg
Total Carbohydrate84g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars11g
Protein16g