If you head to the Olive Garden and order a bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo, how many calories do you think you would be consuming? A whopping 1100 calories for one bowl of pasta. Add the salad and breadsticks, because you know you ate those too, you are looking at an approximate total of 1400 calories for one meal. Give or take 140 calories for how many breadsticks you consumed. One meal!!!!
Now what if I told you, I found a way to lighten up that calorie overload while also keeping all the flavor? Well, I have!!
Introducing…Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo! 140 calories for the sauce and added to one serving of whole grain pasta, 340 calories for one serving!
The husband is a huge alfredo lover. Anytime we go somewhere and it’s on the menu, that’s what he orders. Especially seafood alfredo. Me? I could take it or leave it. I don’t dislike it, but it’s not the first thing I am going to order off the menu. Unless, someone says you absolutely have to try this.
Gone is the not-so-good for you heavy cream, butter and cream cheese base. Instead it is made with olive oil, garlic, flour, chicken broth (or Vegetable if you looking to go vegetarian), low fat milk and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. I actually used unsweetened cashew milk to make mine. Yep, you read that right! You don’t taste it at all! Only 35 calories for the one cup that you will use.
Even better? It all comes together in less then 30 minutes! Paired with a nice salad, this meal can satisfy the pickiest of alfredo eaters without sacrificing their waist line! I served ours with some fresh steamed broccoli!