Rocco DiSpirito’s Lightened Fettuccine Alfredo

Discover what stands in for heavy cream in this lighter version of the classic dish.

from Reader's Digest | April 2010
Rocco DiSpirito’s Lightened Fettuccine AlfredoKritsada Panichgul

Forget the cream: DiSpirito makes a rich but nutritious Alfredo sauce with Greek yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. whole wheat fettuccine
  • 1 tbs. butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 3/4 cup 5% Greek yogurt
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook according to package directions, 9 to 11 minutes; drain.

  • 2

    While pasta is cooking, melt butter in large sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  • 3

    Meanwhile, combine cornstarch and nutmeg in small bowl. Whisk in chicken broth until smooth. Pour mixture into sauté pan, raise heat, and bring sauce to simmer, whisking occasionally. Whisk in ½ cup cheese until melted. Remove sauté pan from heat and whisk in yogurt until sauce is smooth.

  • 4

    In large bowl, toss fettuccine with Alfredo sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste if desired. Top pasta with remaining ¼ cup cheese and serve. Makes 4 servings.

NOW EAT THIS: 150 OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE COMFORT FOODS, ALL UNDER 350 CALORIES, BY ROCCO DISPIRITO, COPYRIGHT © 2010 BY SPIRIT MEDIA, LLC IS PUBLISHED AT $22 BY BALLANTINE BOOKS, 1745 BROADWAY, NEW YORK NEW YORK 10019

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