There are a few foods that are banished from every dieter’s personal menu — Alfredo sauce being one of them. The thick, creamy restaurant staple is usually loaded with butter, cream and cheese. While incredibly delicious, it can pack up to 900 calories in just one cup!
Even if you’re not dieting, this deliciously simple substitute hits the spot when you’re craving a creamy pasta. It’s perfect with whole wheat noodles as a healthy weeknight meal, or on top of a protein for a more special occasion. It’s so easy to make and so much healthier for you, you’ll say “so long” to that old heavy cream sauce, and you’ll never look back!
Garlicky Greek yogurt Alfredo sauce
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chicken broth (veggie works, too)
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non-fat)
- 1/4 milk (I used skim milk but you can almond milk)
- 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- fresh cracked pepper
- parsley (for garnish)
- In a large sauce pan on medium heat, pour olive oil and add garlic. Cook until garlic is lightly brown, but not burned. Add flour and stir constantly until mixture becomes bubbly and golden brown.
- While continuing to stir, add broth to the pan, and get rid of any lumps in the mixture.
- Turn the heat to low and add yogurt, milk, and cheese. Stir until combined — mixture should be smooth.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir.
- Pour over whole grain noodles, zucchini noodles, broccoli and chicken or whatever you would like! Sprinkle with parsley for garnish.
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