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Recipe: An Even More Slimmed Down Fettuccini Alfredo

This Fettuccini Alfredo recipe is even lighter than the last recipe… I’m not so sure it’s as flavorful and close to the original but the taste is very good. You have to remember a lot of what slimming down recipes is about is personal taste.

I remember when I was a little girl my Grandfather developed high blood pressure and my Grandmother had to stop cooking with salt….. back then we didn’t have the luxury of a lot of the substitutes we have today… and I do give my Grandmother a lot of credit… she figured out early on about adding other spices to try and make up for the lack of salt. Her food was good… actually very good….but it was clearly different than what it once had been. … and that is my point…. it was quite an adjustment to go from how she had been cooking to a new way…. at first we all wrinkled our noses…. but over time…. the new way became what we were used to…

If you’ve been used to eating foods made with butter and cream…. Going to the most slimmed down versions could be culture shock…. take baby steps…. go to a lower percentage milk… say 2%... and work your way down….

For those of you that want to cut as much fat as possible…. here is another slimmed down version. I still use real Parmesan cheese in this recipe… the non-fat grated topping that’s available could be used…. But I just don’t think it tastes like Parmesan…. and Fettuccini Alfredo needs a Parmesan flavor…. but by all means substitute it with the non-fat variety if you want.

Enjoy!

Recipe:

All you need:

Fettuccini, cooked according to package directions
1 package (8 oz) Philadelphia Brand Free Fat Free Cream cheese, cubed
1 ½ cups fat free milk (skim milk)
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Butter Buds (optional)

All you need to do:

Cook fettuccini according to package directions. Drain.

In the same pot you made the fettuccini, heat the milk.

Add the cream cheese. Heat the mixture until the cheese melts, stirring constantly.

Add the Parmesan cheese.

Add Butter Buds (I like to include the taste of butter in this recipe…. but it’s up to you if you want to include it or not)

Add the fettuccini and toss to coat evenly.

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