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Light Fettuccine Alfredo

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Enjoy this light fettuccine alfredo sprinkled with parsley that’s ready in 30 minutes – perfect for dinner.

Ingredients

8
oz. uncooked fettuccine
1/3
cup margarine or butter
1 1/2
teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon white or black pepper
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, if desired
1/2
cup half-and-half
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Cook fettuccine to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, melt margarine in large skillet over low heat. Stir in flour, pepper and nutmeg. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring frequently.
  • 3 Stir in cheese; cook just until cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Immediately stir in cooked fettuccine; toss to coat with sauce. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • 1 Cook fettuccine to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, melt margarine in large skillet over low heat. Stir in flour, pepper and nutmeg. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring frequently.
  • 3 Stir in cheese; cook just until cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Immediately stir in cooked fettuccine; toss to coat with sauce. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

Using half-and-half instead of heavy cream in this favorite pasta dish reduces the fat somewhat without sacrificing the rich, creamy sauce. The touch of nutmeg deepens the flavor without being readily recognizable as a sweet spice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
2g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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