Healthy Recipe for Alfredo Sauce

This healthy recipe for Alfredo sauce is both low in calories, and only 5 ingredients!

Thanks to the easy homemade Alfredo recipe, you can make Alfredo sauce at home anytime.

Healthy Recipe for Alfredo Sauce

Originally, I made this homemade Alfredo sauce recipe for my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating. In that cookbook I served the Alfredo sauce recipe over pasta with chickened broccoli.

But I wanted to make sure to make my low calorie Alfredo recipes available to all, so here is my low calorie recipe for Alfredo sauce.

This recipe for Alfredo sauce comes from my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating. It’s only 5 ingredient and low in calories!

Healthy Recipe for Alfredo Sauce

I make this Alfredo sauce easy by keeping the ingredients low.

This easy Alfredo sauce has practically no prep time what-so-ever. It’s just an easy weeknight recipe that goes great over pasta or chicken.

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

  • Ingredients for Alfredo Sauce (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Alfredo Sauce
  • Healthy Recipe for Alfredo Sauce (recipe card!)
  • 5 Ways to Serve Alfredo

In the next section I will review the ingredients for Alfredo sauce. I recommend you take a screen shot with your phone so you have the shopping list available anytime.

It’s easy (and healthy) to make Alfredo sauce homemade… in the next section I’ll show you how to make 5 ingredient Alfredo recipes.

Ingredients for Alfredo Sauce

I like use this recipe to Alfredo sauce over thick pasta like fettuccine. And if you choose a vegan cheese, you can actually make this Alfredo sauce vegan!

My recipe is versatile, you can make Alfredo sauce from milk, or vegan milk and cheese.

This homemade Alfredo sauce can be made in just 25 minutes, and stores in the fridge for up to a week.

I recommend taking a screen shot on your phone of this shopping list, it will help you next time you go grocery shopping.

Alfredo Sauce Recipe Shopping List:

  • Unsalted butter or vegan butter
  • Flour (all-purpose or gluten-free)
  • Unsweetened almond milk (or 1% milk)
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan Cheese (or hard vegan cheese)

As you can see, the ingredients for Alfredo sauce are simple. It makes this homemade Alfredo sauce recipe easy enough for weeknight cooking.

You’re only 5 ingredients away from Healthy Homemade Alfredo Sauce!

How to Make Alfredo Sauce

You can make this homemade Alfredo sauce recipe easy by meal prepping the night, or weekend before.

What I love most about this chicken Alfredo sauce, is that it holds well. You can store it in the fridge for up to a week. Just give it a good shake (or mix) and heat on the stovetop.

Healthy Recipe for Alfredo Sauce

This is the best Alfredo sauce for people looking for a healthy, yet delicious version of the popular sauce.

How to Make Alfredo Sauce:

  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
  • Whisk in the flour, and cook whisking often until the mixture browns. About 5 minutes.
  • Add the milk and garlic, and whisk together.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring often.
  • Once the sauce coats the spoon, remove the garlic clove and discard.
  • Add in cheese and serve.

More in-depth directions, as well as exact measurements below in the Alfredo sauce how to make recipe card.

You’re only 25 minutes away from the best Alfredo sauce you’ve ever tasted…

Healthy Recipe for Alfredo Sauce

This Alfredo sauce recipe best recipe is great over pasta, chicken, even on your homemade pizzas!

If you’re wondering how much Alfredo sauce for one pound of pasta, the answer is about 2 cups. Which is perfect as this recipe makes 2 cups of Alfredo sauce. That makes 6 servings… and is the perfect amount for a large family.

Healthy Recipe for Alfredo Sauce

Healthy Recipe for Alfredo Sauce

Lose Weight By Eating
This healthy recipe for Alfredo sauce is low in calories, and only 5 ingredients!
Homemade Alfredo sauce has never been easier or more delicious than this healthy Alfredo sauce recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Main Course, sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 133 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour all-purpose or gluten-free
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk or 1% milk
  • 1 garlic clove whole
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese freshly grated or hard vegan cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
  • Whisk in the flour, and cook whisking often until the mixture browns. About 5 minutes.
  • Add the milk and garlic, and whisk together.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring often.
  • Once the sauce coats the spoon, remove the garlic clove and discard.
  • Mix in the parmesan cheese and serve over pasta, chicken, even on homemade pizza.

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 9.2gProtein: 3.5gFat: 9.2gSaturated Fat: 4.7gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 211mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 4.5gCalcium: 65mgIron: 0mg
Keyword alfredo, dinner, sauce
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This 133 calorie recipe is easy and delicious. You get 1/2 cup per serving… which is quite a lot!

Serve this homemade sauce over pasta, chicken, broccoli, or on your homemade pizzas.

5 Ways to Serve Alfredo

Once you make this low calorie recipe, you’ll want to pour it over everything!

Traditional Alfredo is about 500 calories per half cup… this one is only 133 calories for the same amount!

Here’s how I serve this recipe:

  1. Over Pasta – I like the wider noodles like fettuccini, though spaghetti or even penne will work great.
  2. As a Dip – Dip your favorite crunchy veggies for a healthy snack!
  3. Over Chicken – You don’t even need the pasta… Just pour this healthy sauce over chicken for a delicious meal.
  4. Add to Mac and Cheese – You make a similar sauce for homemade Mac and cheese… try adding in some Alfredo for parmesan kick to your favorite Mac and cheese.
  5. On Pizza – Using this low calorie sauce in place of red sauce on pizza is delicious! In the section below you can find my low calorie pizza recipe!

It’s so easy to find new ways to use this low calorie, full flavor sauce.

I like to keep leftovers in a jar, in the fridge. It will hold for about a week.

Final Thoughts on Homemade Alfredo

Life is short… Why would we deny ourselves all that we crave?!

For better healthy of course (at least in this instance)… But that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our favorite recipes. Not when you have Lose Weight By Eating to help you find healthy alternatives!

Here at Lose Weight By Eating I have one BIG rule. The healthy version must be as good, if not better, then the full fat/calorie version.

And that’s the inspiration here. Can you go the rest of your life without your favorite meals? Probably not, you’re more likely to go off plan and eat a pound of pasta, than to keep away from your favorite dishes.

So we work tirelessly to bring you healthy, low calorie versions of all the food you crave.

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