Fettuccine Alfredo Done Lighter

Fettuccine Alfredo Done Lighter

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: 4

Fettuccine Alfredo Done Lighter has the great creamy flavor but not all the artery clogging full fat cream and gobs of butter.


  • 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and lightly crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1, 9 ounce package fresh fettuccine


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup cooking water.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat until foaming. Whisk in the flour until mixture is smooth and golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk, half and half, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Discard garlic, stir in Parmesan and remove from heat.
  4. Return sauce to low heat add 1/3 cup pasta water and cooked pasta. Toss until evenly coated. Cook until sauce has thickened slightly, about 1 minute. Add more pasta water as needed to thin sauce. Adjust seasonings.


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