I know what you’re thinking, Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Or you may even be thinking: gross. Whatever you have to do to Alfredo to make it low fat is probably going to take all the deliciousness out of the dish, why bother? Well let me tell you that you are right and wrong. It is an oxymoron, but it is not gross!
Where this Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe Came From
This is not a new recipe, but it’s a favorite of mine from my Clean & Colorful Recipe Guide. Details on how to get access to all 131 clever, colorful recipes are below. Back to the topic of Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo. It can totally be done! The cream cheese in this recipe maintains the rich, creamy flavor you would expect from Alfredo, but for 30% of the calories! And the use of broccoli and eggplant doubles the size of the entree for a fraction of the calories.
Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo with Broccoli and Eggplant Medallions
Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo Ingredients:
- 8 oz Fettuccini Noodles
- 4 cups Broccoli Florets
- 1 whole Eggplant
- Spray Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 T Butter
- 1 ½ T Flour
- 1 cup Fat Free Milk
- ¼ cup Fat Free Cream Cheese
- ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 cloves Garlic
- Cook the pasta according to package directions, strain and return to pot.
- Roast the eggplant: slice into ¼” medallions, coat both sides with spray oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast at 400 for 15-20 minutes till tender.
- Steam the broccoli.
- Prepare the sauce by adding butter to sauce pan and melt. Add garlic and let simmer 1 minute. Add flour and whisk into a paste. Add milk slowly, stirring constantly to thicken and smooth out any clumps. Add cream cheese and Parmesan and season with salt and pepper.
- Add cooked broccoli, red peppers and sauce to the fettuccine noodles and mix to evenly distribute the sauce.
- Plate with 3 eggplant medallions on bottom, add ¼ pasta mixture. Top with more fresh Parmesan and serve.
Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo Nutrition Facts
This low fat version has just 374 calories, 12g Fat (6.5 saturated), 6g fiber and 17g of protein. For perspective sake, a 2 cup serving of regular Fettuccine Alfredo would run you about 830 calories, 35 grams of fat, with 74% of your saturated fat for the day. If it’s so easy to make these few low fat swaps to cut calories by 70% and boost nutrition by 100%, why wouldn’t you? If you have reluctant family members, just don’t tell them. I don’t think they’ll notice. In fact, here’s a quote from YouTube:
Loooooove this recipe!!!!! My boyfriend couldn’t even tell the difference! Thanks for the idea!
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Do you have another favorite low fat dish that is a remake of a famous fatty? I’d love to hear about it and even feature it in a blog post!