Mona’s Family Favorites: My family LOVES Alfredo sauce, but then again, who doesn’t? To lighten up the traditional combination of heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, I’ve made a simple swap from heavy cream to thickened milk to significantly lower the calories without sacrificing any of the rich, nutty Parmesan. This luscious Alfredo is absolutely off the charts!

100 Calorie Alfredo Sauce
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Makes: 8 Sauce portions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 ¾ cups 2% milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Heat the butter in a sauce pot over medium-high heat, until it has melted.
  2. Whisk the flour and garlic into the butter in the pot, and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Add the milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg to the pot, and whisk constantly, until the flour and butter mixture has dissolved and the sauce has slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, and stir in Parmesan cheese before serving.
Perfect Portion 100 Calorie Alfredo Sauce

HELPFUL TIP: You want to bring the milk up to a very low simmer without burning or bubbling over, so whisking constantly is extremely important. If the milk begins to bubble up too quickly, temporarily remove the pot from the heat.
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 100