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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 76.6
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.1 mg
  • Sodium: 357.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 10.7 g

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Three-Cheese Alfredo Sauce

Submitted by: DORIGIRL
Three-Cheese Alfredo Sauce

Introduction

Low-cal, low-fat and great with Italian pasta dishes and garlic chicken pizza Low-cal, low-fat and great with Italian pasta dishes and garlic chicken pizza
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/2 tbsp butter
    8 oz nonfat cream cheese (can use regular or light cream cheese instead)
    2 cloves garlic (or equivalent)
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    2 C nonfat milk
    6 oz mozzerella cheese (3/4 cup)
    2 tbsp parmesan cheese (or to your taste. Calories are for 2 tbsp)
    salt or garlic salt to season

Directions

-Melt butter in sauce pan on medium
-Add cream cheese and stir till melted and creamy
-add garlic and pepper
-Gradually pour in milk until well blended and creamy
-Stir in mozzarella until melted.
-Mix in parmesan
add salt as desired

It thickens as it cools. Thin with nonfat milk if needed.

Note: Because nonfat cheeses don't melt quite the same as high-fat cheeses, you may need to pop the sauce in a blender to smooth it out, or use a hand blender.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DORIGIRL.






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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is really really good. I'm a cheese freak & it's the hardest thing for me to give up when I'm trying to lose weight, and this gave me all the happiness of my cheese addiction without the calories!! - 4/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I sauteed garlic, mushrooms, spinach, and sun dried tomatoes and added them to the sauce. It was awesome! - 8/11/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My whole family loved the sauce, very rich and cheesy. I used blue menu fat free cream cheese and it melted just fine. I also used blue menu high fibre fettucine which complimented it great!!! a keeper for sure - 1/8/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This wasn't too bad. My family couldn't get past the sour taste of it though. I would make it again for myself. Thanks for sharing! - 9/30/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used this to top pizza (Easy Yeast Free Pizza submitted by BRFIED). I used 1/2 the garlic and added 2/3C cooked spinach. I spread it on the crust and topped with a little more mozzarella cheese. It was yummy. Think next time I'll try adding some artichoke and using it w/tortilla chips! - 6/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Incredible!! added a little more mozzarella. Delish ;)
    W - 1/19/11

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    nothing like the real thing. tasted like something you'd get in a lean cuisine frozen entree. 4 of our kids, my husband and I agreed. - 7/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was so delicious! and it made big portions per person. yum. thank you! - 7/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! Would definately make again, very cheesy! - 6/25/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good, especially for as healthy as it was compared to regular alfredo sauce. I added a bit of cornstarch to thicken it (my fiance likes thicker sauces) and some more mozz cheese for extra cheesy flavor. - 2/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I don't usually like Alfredo sauces and I thought this was great! DH reallly liked it too. - 1/11/09

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  • Great sauce! I am adding this to my recipe box to use on other recipes! - 4/3/14

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  • This is a family favorite. I have been off SP for years and came back just to find this specific recipe. Family LOVES it! DELISH! - 1/21/14

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  • Very good. I used provolone since I didn't have mozzarella, and used some Italian seasoning since I was baking pasta, chicken, tomatoes and sauce together. Family loved it. - 12/14/13

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  • Tasty! I also added mushrooms and cut it back to 2 servings: 2 ounces of nonfat cream cheese, 1 clove of garlic, 1/4 cup of 2% milk, 1 mozzarella cheese stick cut up in chunks, 1/8 cup of a 3 cheese blend (parmesan, romano and asiago). Perfect portion! - 9/6/13

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  • Love this sauce. I used it on a homemade pizza crust with chicken and cheese and it was amazing!!! - 11/18/12

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  • very good!!! added a bag of finely chopped spinach and smeared on whole wheat tortillas!!!!! very good and ez!!! thank you!! - 10/18/12

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  • This was so good! Just as good as regular, full fat Alfredo. My only question is what exactly is the serving size? - 9/13/12

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  • Can anyone tell me what a serving size is? 1/4 cup? - 6/30/12

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  • what size is the serving? - 6/30/12

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  • Very impressive! I don't need to buy jarred ragu sauce anymore! Thank you so much! I added asparagus and mushrooms... bomb diggity! - 6/13/12

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  • Really good! Tons of flavour without having to put tons of sauce on my pasta. Very tasty. - 11/8/11

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  • First time to make Alfredo sause and it is so easy! Thanks. - 9/3/11

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  • This was so easy to make. My husband and I loved that it wasn't too thin. Realy yummy. - 8/5/11

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  • followed the recipe I thought it was awesome. Husband far from a healthy food person loved it. I think next time I will try spinach and fresh garlic. - 7/17/11

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  • This sauce is wonderful. Full of flavor and easy to make! The biggest plus is my two-year-old loved it. It will definitely be a family favorite. - 7/14/11

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  • Very Good! will add less milk to thicken faster next time. Will make again. - 7/7/11

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  • Easy to make and tastes good:) - 6/11/11

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  • The mozzarella cheese I used didn't completely melt into the sauce, even after cooking for a long time, so it was lumpy. The taste was ok. It definitely needs something, maybe some herbs or other spices. - 6/4/11

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  • VERY good! I added chicken and then sauteed summer squash, yellow cherry tomatoes, basil and spinach in lemon olive oil as a side. I also doubled the amount of garlic and minced it. My husband loved it too and he's pretty picky. - 6/3/11

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  • Great recipe! I made this last night with whole wheat penne, grilled chicken, red pepper, mushrooms, asparagus and onions. Lots of sauce leftover for something else. - 5/25/11

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  • This was a fabulous sauce! I did it exactly as directed and it was perfect. I just used a whisk, stirring frequently and it was awesome. I served it over fettucine and in a separate pan, I sauteed chicken, broccoli, chopped spinach and chopped asparagus. Amazing! Will make this again and again! - 5/10/11

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  • It does take a while to get the cream cheese and butter to blend, but it is an amazing sauce and so low fat (compared to the traditional recipe!) A must have for alfredo lovers!! - 5/9/11

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  • Really nice flavor but it kind of had a weird texture...maybe more milk next time. - 4/29/11

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  • Poured over a 9x13" baking pan of cooked chicken breast and broccoli. Then baked for 25 min at 350. Yum!!! Keeping this recipe for my Low Carb cookbook! Thanks for sharing! - 4/11/11

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  • i just made this, and it was SO good. i added fire-roasted tomatoes to it and it was fantastic! - 1/16/11

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  • This was delicious! I thought I had to give up my alfredo sauce for good, until I found this recipe. My husband and I both enjoyed this over whole wheat fettucini last night. - 11/17/10

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  • Going to try this tonight for dinner! I am going to serve it over chicken and Butternut Squash raviolis! Yum!! I made this and oh my gosh it was so good! Thanks for sharing!!! - 11/9/10

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  • This was an excellent sauce, the kids even liked it! Will definitely make again. - 10/4/10

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  • Very yummy and easy to make for the cooking-impaired like me. Tastes very close to the kind you get at a restaurant, but with a fraction of the calories, fat and sodium! Will definitely make again. - 7/19/10

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  • I also added fresh mushrooms & used lean thin sliced pork that I trimmed all the fat off & precooked to drain any remaining fat off. MY family went nuts over it. THIS RECIPE IS GOING IN MY RECIPE BOX, LOVED IT! - 6/25/10

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  • an impressive low fat variation! - 6/1/10

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  • Wow, extremely great tasting. I cut the recipe in half and for personal preference and for the extra fat cal. I add two more tablespoons of parm. My kids even love this. Easiest thing to make as well, taste much better than store bought. - 5/24/10

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  • Nice tasting and low in calories. - 4/11/10

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  • Very good! I only used 1 tsp of garlic powder and it turned out great! - 3/28/10

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  • Loved it! This sauce is a great base for some great alterations. I can't wait to try it with sundried tomatoes. - 3/27/10

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  • This recipe is so easy to prepare and it is SO delicious! My husband LOVES alfredo sauce and resigned to never having it again. He's very happy with this recipe and I really enjoyed the taste and the nutritional value! Thank you! - 2/28/10

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  • I added some oregano, parsley and basil and it was fabulous!! - 2/21/10

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  • I left out the butter. Next time, I will add a little bit of red pepper flakes. - 1/20/10

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  • great sauce will make again soon - 1/10/10

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  • I cut back on the cream cheese and used half nonfat cream cheese and half cream cheese with vegetables. I also added some more seasonings and feta cheese. Overall very good though. - 7/10/09

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The sauce did not have a lot of flavor to it. - 5/18/09

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  • My husband loves alfredo-- something I have banned from the house since trying to eat healthy--This is a wonderful alternative. Delicious! - 11/17/08

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  • Great recipe...Inventive...Love it over farfalle... - 9/7/08

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  • This wasn't bad. It needed something more for taste. I added some salt (usually try to avoid salt, but it was all I could think of). I've never made Alfredo Sauce before so I wasn't sure how to spice it up. I will definitely use this recipe again...it still was very good. - 7/26/08

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  • This is an awesome and simple recipe. I used weight watchers mozz. cheese and whipped cream cheese because that's what I had at home. It turned out great! - 6/26/08

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