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A lightened up garlic alfredo sauce that is delicious and creamy and coats the pasta perfectly! Half of the calories and you won’t even be able to tell! Skinny Alfredo in a pan.

Carbs. Oh man. Carbs are my WEAKNESS. When I am trying to watch what I eat, chocolate and sweets do not tempt me at all. Its the carbs. I dream all day of a big bowl of pasta and carbs sitting right in front of me. Along with a couple of slices of warm bread. I just love my carbs.

Well stuffing your face with carbs is not the best way of losing weight. And because I count macros, I can only can have 40% in my diet to reach my daily goal. So I decided to take my favorite alfredo sauce and change the ingredients and combine it with whole wheat pasta.

Alfredo sauce with whisk on left side of picture and pasta on the right.

This alfredo sauce is the best out there. I changed out some of the ingredients to reduce calories and used low fat milk and reduced fat cream cheese. I was able to cut the calories in half and it was absolutely amazing!

Skinny alfredo pasta in a pan.

This is just one of the recipes that you will want to continue making though out the year. I am such a huge believer in keeping things delicious but swapping out for healthier ingredients to keep your goals throughout the year practical and achievable.

And I still gotta have my carbs. My reward meal each week usually consists of going with the family to the spaghetti factory and loading up on their famous Brown Butter Mazithra Cheese Spaghetti.

This is a meal that the entire family is going to love. It comes together easily and is ready to go onto the dinner table in just about 30 minutes!

Skinny Fettuccini Garlic Alfredo pasta in a bowl with a fork.

Watch a video on how to make Skinny Fettuccini Garlic Alfredo here:

Skinny Fettuccini Garlic Alfredo pasta in a white bowl.

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Skinny Fettuccini Garlic Alfredo

4.67 from 3 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
A lightened up garlic alfredo sauce that is delicious and creamy and coats the pasta perfectly!  Half of the calories and you won’t even be able to tell! 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 12 ounce whole wheat fettuchini pasta

Garlic Alfredo Sauce:


  • In a large pot cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain well and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the minced garlics and saute for a couple of minutes until tender. Add the flour and whisk until it is starting to brown. Slowly whisk in the milk and add the cream cheese, garlic powder, italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  • Continue to whisk until the cream cheese has melted and the sauce is starting to thicken. Add in the grated parmesan cheese and continue to cook for a few minutes.
  • Stir in pasta and toss to combine. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.


Calories: 363kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 16gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 404mgPotassium: 289mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 431IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 270mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian, Italian American
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  1. This sauce is noticable less thick compared to her original one. I like that one too my husband says it’s too rich for him so he doesn’t like it as much. I’m going to try this one tonight.

  2. 5 stars
    Have made this numerous times. It is so good. Happy to use milk instead of the heavy cream. Use with regular pasta or sometimes cheese stuffed ravioli and add chicken breast or thighs. Quiuck, easy and delicious!