So one day I went searching for a recipe. I wasn't looking for a light version, but came upon this popular one from Our Best Bites and thought I'd give it a go. It's just about 100 calories per ¼ cup. They insisted it didn't taste “light” and allow me to attest that it absolutely does not. It's creamy, delicious and full of flavor! Totally better than a lot of restaurant alfredos out there, and light years better than anything you can pick up at the grocery store. Jarred alfredo = no bueno my friends.
Enjoy this over pasta, as a dip for breadsticks or a sauce for pizza. I chose tortellini this time. Have I mentioned this is super quick and easy? The only con is you will have to whip out your blender or food processor. And then wash it. Which I try to avoid. But in this case, it's totally worth it.
Guiltless Alfredo Sauce
adapted from Our Best Bites
- 2 cups low fat milk (1% or 2%)
- 1/3 cup (3 oz) neufchatel (1/3 less fat cream cheese)
- 2-3 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 3 garlic cloves, smashed and minced
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
Add milk mixture to the pan and stir constantly for 4 minutes or until it comes to a simmer. Keep stirring, letting it cook a few minutes more until it thickens up quite a bit.
Note that this sauce will thicken to a solid in the fridge. Just reheat and add a little milk and you'll be good to go.
P.S. Check out my super cute pasta bowl that I made with my sister at Color-Me-Mine in Utah! Back when we were living in the same state we always did some sort of project there to celebrate our birthdays. Those were the days!