Lower Fat Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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lower fat alfredo sauce

Alfredo sauce tastes so good but is usually full of fat and calories. To cut down on the fat I make a sauce using chicken broth and cream cheese. It takes just a few minutes to make and the whole family enjoys it.

flour and chicken broth

Add chicken broth, garlic and flour to a skillet over medium heat. Whisk the ingredients together.When the flour is incorporated, you will ad in the cheeses.

wisk in cream cheese

The cream cheese takes a few minutes to melt completely. Use a whisk to make the sauce nice and creamy. Stir continuously as you heat the sauce.

Alfredo Sauce

This sauce is best served right away. If you have a delay for the rest of the food, keep the sauce on low heat. If it cools off, it becomes thick.

Lower Fat Alfredo Sauce Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Sauce
Ingredients
  • 1¼ Cup Chicken Broth, low sodium
  • 1 Garlic Clove, pressed
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • ⅓ Cup Low Fat Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 3 Tablespoons Parmesean Cheese, grated
  • Dash of Nutmeg
  • Dash of Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Add broth, flour and garlic to a saucepan over medium heat. Use a whisk to mix the ingredients.
  2. Add cubed cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Stir while cheese melts. Add nutmeg and pepper.
  3. The sauce is done when the cheese is melted and smooth.

 

Tips

  • Add meat to the sauce. We like to add seafood such as shrimp or crab meat. You could also add cooked diced chicken.
  • It is wonderful served with broccoli! A good way to get your kids to eat their vegetables.
  • If you are using a 14 oz. can of chicken broth, you will have leftovers. I place the broth in a container and freeze it.

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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Comments

  1. Great idea for my diet! I might just use some whole grain pasta…..and a little shrimp. Yum!

  2. Trying this today!! Thanks

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