Of all Tammi's recipe I decided to make light alfredo, because Fettuchini Alfredo is my favorite italian dish except so much healthier! I made just a few adjustments to Tammi's recipe, and also decreased the amount because at my house it's just me and the hubs :)
This dish is really good if you are used to lower fat dishes - much better than the Lean Cuisine I normally eat to get my Alfredo-Fix. It is less creamy than the alfredo sauce that Olive Garden serves, BUT it is drastically lower in fat and calories!
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 teaspoons of flour
1 tablespoon of cream cheese (fat free or 1/3 fat for even a healthier dish!)
1/2 cup of low fat milk
1/3 cup of parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and Pepper to taste
Reserve just under 1/2 cup of pasta water (to help thing out the alfredo sauce)
1. In a medium sauce pan, add butter and olive oil. Allow butter to melt.
2. Once butter is melted, add minced garlic. Let cook for about 2 minutes
4. Next, pour in milk, and whisk for about a minute.
6. After about 2 more minutes add the reserved pasta water to help thin it out.
We ate the pasta with salad using low fat ranch!