Is there anything better in this world than being served a bowl of creamy pasta? We really can’t think of much that can top that, but we do have to admit that indulging in fettuccine Alfredo often is not the best idea for our health. Luckily, there are ways to lighten up the rich sauce in order to be able to enjoy it more often, and it’s a great alternative for those who find the sauce to be a little to heavy for them to enjoy as well. This recipe is based on the one found on Delish, and is sure to satisfy those creamy pasta cravings.
What You Need
12 oz. fettuccine or linguine (type of your choosing, can be whole wheat)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 gloves garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons AP flour
3/4 cup milk, percentage of your choosing
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
crushed red pepper flakes
chopped parsley, for garnish
What To Do
Bring a large pot of water to boil and book the pasta according to the directions found on the package, making sure to cook it to al dente. Keep 1/2 cup of pasta water then drain the pasta. Set aside.
In a medium sized pan over a medium flame, heat the oil and then cook the garlic for about a minute, or until it becomes fragrant. Sprinkle in the flour, stirring it around until it cooks and it becomes lightly golden.
Slowly add in the broth 2 tablespoons at a time while continuously whisking. Whisk until the mixture is totally smooth before adding in more of the broth. Once you’ve added all of the broth, bring the mixture of a boil and then slowly add in the milk while continuing to whisk everything together.
Bring the mixture to a simmer and allow it to thicken, which should take a few minutes. Once it has reached your desired consistency, remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the Parmesan and Greek yogurt.
Season the sauce as you please with the red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Add in the pasta as well as a bit of the reserved pasta water and combine. Add pasta water until the consistency you want has been reached.
Garnish the pasta with parsley, serve, and enjoy.
You can also add in some chicken for protein, as well as any other add-ins like peas, more types of cheese, and more.