Light Pasta Alfredo

Light Pasta Alfredo


Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  10 minutes
Ready In:  minutes


Yields or Serves:  4

[Total: 1   Average: 5/5]

I love pasta dishes, but I don’t always love the calories. This pasta recipe preserves the decadent spirit of a classic dish while cutting back on butter and cream to make a wholesome family meal in a small amount of time.

  • 9 Ounces Fresh Linguine Or Fettuccine
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Cup Cut Asparagus
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 1/3 Cup Light Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  1. Prepare pasta until al dente.
  2. Zest lemon and set aside.
  3. In large-size heavy skillet heat butter on a medium-high. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and whisk in cream cheese and chicken broth. Simmer 5 minutes. Season with lemon zest, nutmeg, kosher salt, and pepper.
  4. Stir in Parmesan cheese to combine. Add cooked pasta to skillet with sauce and toss with spinach and asparagus to combine.
  5. Transfer to serving bowl and serve immediately.
  6. Serves 4
  7. Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 30 Minutes
  8. "Work With What You Got!"
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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