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Fettuccine Alfredo

Low Calorie Recipe

Fettuccine Alfredo made with tender noodles and using skim milk, less butter and no sour cream.

Fettuccine Alfredo


Parchment paper
8 ounces fettuccine
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Recipe Directions

Cook the fettuccine according to package directions. Drain but reserve 1/4 cup water. Keep the noodles warm.

In a skillet, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook until it becomes straw colored about 45 seconds. Remove from the heat and whisk in the milk. Return to the stove and on medium heat continue whisking constantly about 2 minutes, or until thickened. Add the reserved water and the remaining ingredients. Stir until smooth. Pour over the noodles and serve.

P.S. National Fettucini Alfredo Day is February 7.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories: 247; Fat: 3.7g; Cholesterol: 49mg; Carbohydrates: 39g; Fiber: 2g; Sodium: 267mg