Light Fettuccine Alfredo


Let’s celebrate simplicity today once again.

This time with some deliciously amazing light Fettuccine Alfredo.

This version of world-renowned creamy pasta contains no butter base and instead of ‘full-power’ cream it uses half and half.

A perfect indulgence with no sins involved… ahh…



Here’s what we need…




1. To begin, cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions until al dente.



2. When cooked, remove and reserve 3/4 cup (180 ml) of the pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta.




3. Add 1/2 cup (120 ml) of the half and half and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.




4. In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with the remaining 1/4 cup (60 ml) of half and half until smooth.




5. Add to the simmering sauce.




6. Continue simmering, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens.

7. Then whisk in the reserved pasta coking  water and stir.




8. Add a little ground black pepper and let simmer while stirring constantly for about one more minute.

9. Remove the saucepan from the heat.




10. Grate the cheese finely. Yum-yum!




11. Add it to the sauce…




12. … and keep stirring just until it melts.

13. Taste and add more salt if necessary.

14. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss or gently stir, until it’s well combined with the sauce.



15. Serve immediately.

I heated our plates in the microwave oven for about 30 seconds before serving to prevent the sauce from thickening too quickly.

Enjoy, dear friends!


(Source: Servings 2-3.)

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5 Responses to Light Fettuccine Alfredo

  1. 1
    Isabeau says:

    Very..Very Good!

  2. 2

    I’m gonna have to try this. I love Alfredo Sauce, maybe this could be a nice substitution for the regular sauce.

  3. 3
    James says:

    I very simple, well written recipe. I love how you used pictures to show the step by step. I could have liked a few time intervals though, and should I have cooked the pasta and sauce at the same time (that’s what I ended up doing, but now I wish I had three hands!)?

    I tried it, I liked it, but it DEFINITELY needed more cheese. I know this was a “light” alfredo, but I really need the cheesy taste so I had to top my pasta with a lot of extra parm. I’ll be sure to add an extra ounce or two to of parm to the sauce mix next time.

  4. 4
    TiffaNY says:

    I made this last night for my family and added chicken breast on the top and it was so delicious. They are asking to have it again tonight for dinner :) Thanks for this Yummy recipe!

  5. 5
    jean says:

    so yummy…

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