Low-Fat Pasta Recipe (Alfredo-style Sauce with Fettuccine)

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By Fayyaz Sidhu

Alfredo-style Sauce with Fettuccine (Low-Fat Pasta) RecipeLooking for a delicious yet healthy pasta dish? Look no further! This low-fat pasta recipe combines the creamy goodness of Alfredo-style sauce with fettuccine noodles, all while keeping things light on the fat content. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll have a satisfying meal on the table in no time. Let’s dive into the details of this delectable recipe!


  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2-3/4 cups 1 percent fat milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (preferably freshly grated, about 3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup grated nonfat Parmesan cheese topping (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or dry sherry
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or non-diet canola or safflower oil margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • Salt, to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives or thin-sliced scallion tops, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 10 to 12 ounces non-egg fettuccine noodles, cooked according to package instructions


  1. Sauté the Aromatics: In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, mix onions, garlic, wine, and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes or until onions are tender. If the liquid starts to evaporate, add a little water.
  2. Thicken the Sauce: In a cup, combine cornstarch with 1/4 cup milk; stir well. Pour remaining 2-1/2 cups milk into the skillet. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and continue stirring until the sauce thickens. Let it boil for 1 minute, then reduce the heat.
  3. Add Cheeses and Cream: Stir in Parmesan cheeses until melted. Then, add sour cream, stirring well to combine. Whisk if necessary to achieve a smooth texture. Incorporate chopped chives, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and pepper. Add salt if desired. Cook over very low heat for an additional 2 to 3 minutes to blend the flavors.
  4. Assemble and Serve: Arrange cooked fettuccine on a serving platter. Top it with the prepared sauce or serve individual portions of sauce over the pasta. Garnish with additional chives if desired.

This low-fat pasta recipe offers a delightful twist on the classic Alfredo-style sauce, providing a healthier alternative without compromising on flavor. With its creamy texture and rich taste, it’s sure to become a favorite among both kids and adults alike. So, next time you’re craving a comforting pasta dish, give this recipe a try and indulge guilt-free!

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