Healthier Alfredo Sauce

Zucchini provides a healthy touch to this delightfully rich and creamy sauce! Reduced amounts of cream and cheese also make this great recipe healthier.

Original recipe makes 1 /2 cup


1 pound whole wheat fettuccine
8 ounces zucchini, cut into thin strips with a vegetable peeler
2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    25 mins


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the fettuccine, bring back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Lightly cook zucchini by tossing into pasta water just before draining.
  2. Heat butter and garlic in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. Stir in parsley.
  3. Toss sauce with cooked whole wheat fettuccine and zucchini strips.


Calories: 251 kcal
Carbohydrates: 4 g
Cholesterol: 74 mg
Fat: 22.6 g
Fiber: 0.8 g
Protein: 9.2 g
Sodium: 366 mg