Pasta Alfredo Recipe

Looking for an easy pasta alfredo recipe? Learn how to make pasta alfredo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sreta

Makes 2 servings



Servings: 2 Preparation Time 10 min Cooking Time 12 min Level of Difficulty Easy main meals | Cream, Parmesan, bacon ? no wonder Pasta Alfredo is such a favored dish. But when an average serving is full of fat and calories, it's not a meal you can enjoy too often. By making simple substitutions we've transformed this dish!

Recipe Ingredients for pasta alfredo

5 oz pasta, linguini, uncooked
1 1/2 oz bacon, cooked Canadian-style, chopped
1 small onions, red, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, medium, crushed
6 tbsp vegetable broth
1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp water
3/4 oz grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp chives, chopped
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste

Recipe Directions for pasta alfredo

  1. Add pasta to large pot of boiling water; cook, uncovered, until tender, drain.

  2. Return pan to heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring, until onion is soft. Stir in broth and milk. Bring to a boil, stir in combined cornstarch and water. Simmer, uncovered, until thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.

  3. Just before serving add pasta and cheese to sauce. Cook, stirring, until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

  4. Serve pasta topped with bacon, sprinkle with chives and pepper. Serve this dish with a large garden salad on the side.

  5. Chef's Tips

  6. We renovated Pasta Alfredo by:

  7. * Substituting the cream for evaporated skim milk.

  8. * Using bacon as a garnish, not a staple. Opting for a small amount of good quality, Parmesan cheese, rather than a lot of the average kind.

  9. * You can further renovate this dish by bulking the sauce out with vegetables such as tomatoes, snow peas or beans.

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Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 260.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
482
Calories from Fat
167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.6g
29%
Saturated Fat
7.9g
40%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
103mg
34%
Sodium
884mg
37%
Potassium
563mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
51.9g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
8.0g
Protein
25.8g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 31% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
   
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