This Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo is the perfect way for you to turn the average Fettuccine dish into a healthier version without having to sacrifice that creaminess! We all know that there is plenty of fat and calories in any classic Alfredo dish. This is one of them I have never attempted to remake because I really didn’t think their was a way to make it healthier. You need cheese to make it cheesy and you need cream to make it creamy right? WRONG.
When the Sunday Supper tastemakers and our wonderful host T.R. of Gluten Free Crumbley wanted to have an April Fools theme I had no idea what to make. What secret ingredient could I sneak into a dish? Well a few weeks ago during one of our weekly twitter chats some of my foodie friends and myself were discussing how we use non-fat greek yogurt to thicken things to keep recipes on a healthier level. Then my mind started whirling. I started to wonder if it would work on Fettuccine Alfredo. I thought nah! Then I opened up my Eating Well magazine and it was staring right at me! So maybe I should start trusting my new foodie enforced brain a little bit better than I have in the past. I knew this was what I must attempt for this week.
I remember the day when I could order or eat whatever I wanted and not gain a pound. Man were those the days. Fettuccine Alfredo and Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo used to be one of my favorite dishes to order while dining out. I have to admit I haven’t ordered it since I found out just how fattening it can be. I made this Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo so it still has a creaminess in texture and in taste! I added peas into it because I wanted to make it a full meal and the Momma in me has to serve a vegetable to my kiddo’s.
Recipe Adapted from: Eating Well
- 8 Oz of whole-wheat fettuccine
- 1 tbsp. of butter
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ¾ cups nonfat plain greek yogurt
- ¾ cups of fresh grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp. of fresh parsley, chopped
- ¾ cup of frozen peas, thawed
- Salt and pepper
- Cook fettuccine according to the package directions, drain and reserve ½ cup of cooking water. Set aside.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it's melted add the garlic and cook for one minute. Stir in the reserved pasta water and remove from the heat. Whisk in the yogurt, a ½ cup of parmesan cheese, parsley and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Keep whisking as the sauce begins to thicken add the peas.
- Add the fettuccine and mix to combine. Don't be scared of the consistency it doesn't look like the usual creamy texture, you may see some of the yogurt just keep stirring.
- Serve with another ¼ cup of parmesan cheese.
Here are some other recipes that I got a little sneaky on to try and “Fool” the kids. Actually my Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes even fooled my Mother-in-law one time! My daughter often asks for my cupcakes with the orange “frosting”. My husband hates Quinoa but I got him to LOVE my Quinoa Stuffed Peppers. Let’s see what the other Sunday Supper taste makers came up with!
- Pina Colada Smoothie by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Beer Jelly by Brunch with Joy
- Berry Smoothie Incognito by Lifestyle Food Aristry
- Mashed Potato Sundaes by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Roasted Broccoli Dip by Cooking Chat
- Honey Nut Baked Brie Bloomin’ Apple by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Sides & Snacks
- Shepherd’s Trifle by The Joyful Foodie
- Sneaky Veggie Spaghetti Sauce by Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Meatloaf “Cupcakes” with Mashed Potato “Frosting” by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- April Fools’ Strawberry Pie by Curious Cuisiniere
- Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo & Peas by Momma’s Meals
- Chicken Pad Thai with Zoodles by Nosh My Way
- Middle Eastern Roast Chicken with Green Harissa by The Texan New Yorker
- Beef Avocado and Tomato Flatbread by Family Foodie
- Fake-out Sliders and Fries by The Redhead Baker
- Pot Luck Chili Cupcakes by Palatable Pastime
- Strawberry Fool by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Bacon and “Egg” Cupcakes by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Poutine by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Chocolate Cauliflower Cake by What Smells So Good?
- Fudgy Granola Bars by Pies and Plots
- Fruit Pizza by Whole Food | Real Families
- Mud Pies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Gluten Free Joker Cakes by Gluten Free Crumbley
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