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Alfredo sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Directions

Heat a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and garlic to pan and saute for 1 minute. Stir in flour; lower heat to medium and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Gradually add the milk to the mixture, stirring often, until it is well-blended. Cook until the mixture is thickened. Stir in the cream cheese and continue to cook until it is completely melted in. Remove pan from heat; stir in the Parmesan cheese and pepper. Continue to stir until Parmesan cheese is melted in and the sauce is well-blended.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories 130
Total carbohydrate 8 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Dietary fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 4 g
Protein 8 g
Saturated fat 3 g
Serving size 2 ounces
Sodium 350 mg
Total fat 7 g

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Protein and dairy 1

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free) 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Exchanges

Milk and milk products 1

Dietitian Tip

This creamy sauce is low in fat, thanks to skim milk and low-fat cream cheese.

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Dietitian Tip

This creamy sauce is low in fat, thanks to skim milk and low-fat cream cheese.

More from the Mayo Clinic Health Library​