Monday, January 7, 2013

Not As Guilty Alfredo

This not as guilty alfredo has lots of cheesy flavor with just enough creamy feel on your tongue without making you feel weighed down after eating it.  If you use whole wheat pasta, zucchini ribbons or butternut squash, you will boost the healthy factor even more.  It is very easy to put together in only the time it takes for the pasta to cook. I compared this recipe to a full fat version for nutritional analysis and this one has 237 calories with 7 grams of fat vs. 356 calories with 19.3 grams of fat.  So, eating this, I definitely won't feel as guilty. I might even add some chicken and mushrooms.  Ooh . . . I'm getting really hungry!

Ingredients

8 oz. pasta
1 T. butter, unsalted
1/4 cup plain yogurt (lowfat or non-fat - Greek works well)
2 T. half and half
5 T. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/3 cup pasta cooking water
Garnish with parsley if desired

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions.  While cooking, mix yogurt, half and half, cheeses, salt and pepper together.  Remove the 1/3 cup water from almost done pasta and stir into cream mixture.  Drain pasta once finished and return to cooking pot.  Add butter and sauce and stir until butter is melted.  Serve immediately.  Yield: 4 servings

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love pasta!! And my kids do too!!!! They will definitely love this!! I know I will!

Anonymous said...

My kids love pasta too! I always come to apronstrings chef for my pasta recipes or any infact! ;) I recommend the meat balls, they are AMAZING!! have you tried them?!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I made them yesterday and they truly were fantastic!! Way better then I've ever had! And they don't have grapes!! Definitely a fam fav!!:)

Theresa Diulus said...

I'm so glad you loved the meatballs. I would never dream of putting grapes in meatballs. I am flattered that you come here for recipes :)