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Friday, February 11, 2011

Lite Alfredo Sauce


This recipe from Cuisine at Home is a great guilt-free alfredo sauce.  We absolutely loved this version.  I would have never guessed this was low cal/low fat.  It is really creamy and full of flavor.  It is also extremely easy to make.  The base of the sauce can be prepared up to a week in advance.  You could blend it up on Sunday and serve it any night of the week.  This is the only alfredo sauce I will make from now on.  We served this sauce with some simple grilled garlic chicken.  It was a fantastic meal!

Give this a try for Valentines Day - it will help balance out all the sweet treats that you might happen to indulge in.



Lite Alfredo Sauce
adapted from Cuisine at Home
(Printable Recipe)


Blend
2 cups 1% or skim milk
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
2/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Heat
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
black pepper
reserved pasta water

1 lb pasta, cooked and drained

Blend milk, ricotta, yogurt, onion, garlic, salt and nutmeg in a blender or food processor until smooth. At this point, the mixture may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Heat oil in large saute pan over medium heat.  Whisk in flour until smooth.  Whisk in blended mixture until smooth.  Simmer sauce until it thickens, about 8 minutes.  Stir in Parmesan cheese and pepper.  If the sauce gets too thick, thin it out with a little pasta water.  Stir in cooked pasta.


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3 comments:

  1. As with your other recipes, this is one I will be trying! I love pasta, and I love alfredo sauce and I love eating healthy! Thanks for all the good recipes! Teri Dingler

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  2. I love our alfredo sauces but I am 99.99% certain that none of them are low fat, lol. We will have to give this one a try.

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