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Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

Skinny Lowfat Fettuccine Alfredo is just like the original without all of the fat and calories.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 257 kcal
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Garlic Clove finely diced (may use two)
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Horizon 1% Milk
  • 3/4 cup High-Quality Parmesan Cheese grated or shaved
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Italian Parsley diced, optional as garnish
  • 9 - 12 oz pkg. Fettuccine Noodles


  1. In skillet, over medium heat, add butter and let it begin to melt. Stir in diced garlic and let simmer for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in flour and stir quickly to form a paste.
  3. Quickly stir in chicken broth and use whisk to remove any lumps.
  4. Stir in 1% milk. Let simmer for 6-8 minutes or until it starts to thicken.
  5. Turn heat to medium-low and add parmesan cheese and salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Remove from heat and let thicken. Taste and add more salt, if needed.
  7. Meanwhile, place water in large pot and bring to boil. Generously salt boiling water.
  8. Add fettuccine and cook according to package instructions.
  9. Toss fettuccine with alfredo sauce and top with parsley and parmesan cheese, if so desired.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Use high-quality parmesan cheese (the real stuff that is refrigerated)
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 483mg21%
Potassium 205mg6%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 214mg21%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.