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Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

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I was visiting a friend recently and flipping through a few of her old of her cookbooks.  One of the cookbooks she has was Now Eat This!  by Rocco DiSpirito.

His lightened up recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo caught my eye. (as well as a few of his photos too, wink wink…)  The photo looked really good so I definitely wanted to give his version a shot since the last diet Alfredo recipe I tried was not so great.

low fat fettuccine Alfredo recipe

This recipe does not disappoint, we really enjoyed it!
Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo from Now Eat This! by Rocco DiSpirito. 
Serves 4
  • 8 oz fettuccine noodles
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup of fat free chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 3/4 cup low fat Greek yogurt
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions and drain
  2. While pasta is cooking melt butter in a non stick saute pan over medium heat.  Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the nutmeg and cornstarch in a small bowl.  Whisk in the chicken broth until smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture in to the saute pan.  Raise the heat and bring the sauce to a simmer, whisking occasionally.  Whisk in 1/2 cup of the cheese and stir until it has melted.  
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the yogurt until the sauce is smooth.
  6. In a large bowl, toss the fettuccine with the Alfredo sauce. Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining cheese.


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  1. Ok, we tried this tonight. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe and it was perfect for a Friday meal during Lent. I featured it on my Facebook page!

  2. Oh, we will definitely be giving this a try!! It looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  3. I have tried Alfredo with cream cheese but I love the thought of using greek yogurt and getting the boost of protein.

  4. Hi Jamie,
    A great presentation for your awesome Alfredo. Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. This looks and sounds so delicious! I'm pinning this to make, but I don't plan to let my hubby see the low-cal ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Alfredo sauce has been one of my biggest cravings while I've been pregnant, but I haven't given in all that often because of how rich it is. I should have found a recipe like this sooner! I know what's for dinner tonight =)

  7. Ooh I am definitely trying this! Guilt free fettuccine! Found you through Monday Funday!

  8. Love that you skinny-ed this recipe! Thanks for sharing

  9. Definitely gonna have to try this.. pinning! Found you on the Monday Funday Hop