Healthy Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce (Low Carb)

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Top your pasta with this healthier alfredo sauce! This Healthy Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce recipe is lower in fat and calories and higher in protein than traditional alfredo sauce, and it’s low carb

Top your pasta with this healthier alfredo sauce! This Healthy Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce recipe is lower in fat and calories and higher in protein than traditional alfredo sauce, and it's low carb - @TheFitCookie #lowcarb #alfredosauce #healthy

 

The other day one of my students asked me to re-create one of her husband’s favorite foods: Alfredo Sauce. She wanted me to develop a lower calorie and healthy alfredo sauce recipe that her whole family could enjoy. I gladly accepted the challenge and created this recipe.

I usually don’t create dairy-based recipes, but since she asked and my husband could taste-test, I gave it a shot. Since I couldn’t eat this sauce (I have a dairy allergy), I experimented on my husband and he loved it! You could even make this into a dip by reducing the milk and adding some other spices/seasonings!

I served this sauce over with sautéed onion and zucchini and Al Fresco Chicken Italian Sausage over whole wheat thin spaghetti and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top.

Top your pasta with this healthier alfredo sauce! This Healthy Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce recipe is lower in fat and calories and higher in protein than traditional alfredo sauce, and it's low carb - @TheFitCookie #lowcarb #alfredosauce #healthy

 

I love the Al Fresco Chicken sausages: I have tried the Italian and the Buffalo style and they both are delicious, have natural ingredients, and are lower in calories and fat than many poultry sausages (1 Italian sausage link has only 110 calories and 6 grams fat). Plus, they are more affordable than some of the other natural gourmet sausages out there.

This sauce is thick and tasty! You can adjust the thickness by adding more milk if you want it a bit thinner. Play around with the spices: you can add some basil, oregano, and thyme if you want more Italian herb flavors.

Healthy Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce (Low Carb)

Top your pasta with this healthier Alfredo sauce! This Healthy Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce is lower in fat and calories and it's low carb
*Contains dairy* Gluten free, vegetarian
Makes about 3 cups sauce
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Condiments, Sauces, & Spreads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy alfredo sauce, light alfredo sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 100kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 5.3 ouces plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 8 ounces fat free cream cheese cubed
  • 2 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash black pepper

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend on high until completely smooth.
  • Pour into a small saucepan and cook until hot, stirring frequently.
  • Serve over whole grain pasta and enjoy!

Notes

This sauce is thick and tasty! You can adjust the thickness by adding more milk if you want it a bit thinner. Play around with the spices: you can add some basil, oregano, and thyme if you want more Italian herb flavors.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 157mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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6 thoughts on “Healthy Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce (Low Carb)”

  1. I have been waiting to try your skinny alfredo sauce recipe. I bookmarked the page and came back to it today and you have the vegan vanilla cupcake recipe posted where the alfredo sauce is supposed to be! So I searched your recipe index, clicked on the link for the sauce and your blurb about how you created the sauce is at the top of the page and underneath it is …. you guessed it; the vanilla vegan cupcake recipe! I don’t know what to do now; my zucchini noodles are prepped, and so is everything else; except the sauce! HELP! Where is the recipe? I need it now!

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    • Oh no!! Something must have happened when I got some things moved over from my other blog. I found my old recipe I will add it back in ASAP! Sorry about that, thanks for letting me know!

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  2. 5 stars
    This was good. I use one cup of milk and it came out a ill watery but when heated up it thickened up. Used it on Satued veggies and chicken. It was yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

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