Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with spinach

This is the best Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with spinach pasta ever. How awesome it tastes and how easy it is to make.

Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with spinach

This is the best Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with spinach pasta EVER. I have actually made this twice in the past week and it was awesome.

The first time I made this pasta I used brown rice pasta that my husband got at the market and it wasn’t that great because the pasta consistency was very pasty, but when I used the whole wheat pasta….oh boy….it was heaven on earth.

If you like fettuccine Alfredo you must try this sauce, no joke, it is superb!

You can omit the Manchego and blue cheese and just leave the Parmesan cheese. I just like cheese WAY TOO MUCH, either way, it will still be an awesome sauce.

Anyhow, I hope you try this Alfredo pasta and if you do let me know how you liked it.

Enjoy!!


Before and after blending all of the ingredients in the food processor. You can see that I add it some Manchego and blue cheese. Like I said, I love any kind of cheese!! and by the way, you can also use your food blender if you don’t have a food processor.

I made this dish twice within a week. The first time I made the Alfredo sauce I served it with rice brown spaghetti, left picture, which wasn’t our favorite but the second time around I used whole wheat linguine and it was way better. Adding frozen spinach to the sauce was just GENIUS :-)

Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with spinach

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Skinny Fettuccine alfredo with spinach

Yield: 4-6 servings

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 13.25 oz whole wheat linguine
  • 1 cup cottage cheese, or low fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened milk
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 oz Manchego cheese
  • 8 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed out and drained
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, to prevent curdling
  • Pepper flakes, optional

Directions:

Add all the ingredients, except the pasta of course and the spinach, to your food processor and process until smooth.

Pour sauce in a non stick pan and add the chopped spinach. Over a low to medium heat, heat the sauce through for a minute or so before adding the pasta.

Add the pasta to the sauce and heat until sauce starts to thicken and adhere to pasta, about 3-5 minutes. Add pepper flakes if using and serve.

adapted from the healthy foodie

The nutrition facts are based on 5 servings. It is high in Vitamin A and kind of high in sodium however you can omit the salt if you like.


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9 comments

  1. Noooo! Not stuff with concentrate! I only say that because it doesn’t exist here. And it bums me out because I also want really, really lemony desserts. Boo! :(

    Your pictures aren’t gloomy at all. They definitely made me happier, even though the concentrate thing had made me sad. Lemon can never be gloomy. Your post has put me on an emotional rollercoaster. Haha.

    And I’ll have to try that crust!

  2. Texanerin,

    sorry :-( that stinks you don’t have any in Germany. I really love it though. I am sure that with real lemons it will also be ok, I just find the lemon concentrate to really bring the lemon flavor to another dimension. I just love lemon!!

    Yes, you should try the crust. It is really good and full of healthy goodness :-)

  3. This sounds like the perfect refreshing summery dessert! I’m looking for something to bring to a picnic tomorrow. . .this may be it!

  4. this recipe is GENIUS. it looks crazy good.. perfect for people who are into eating healthier desserts. GREAT JOB!

  5. Jessica,

    I hope your friends like it. I think it is super good :-)

    Honey, thanks. The pictures don’t make this cake justice. I am making it again soon and I am going to change the pictures. These are very dull, plus they don’t look as good as they should :-)

  6. Hi

    Do you have a magic button to click for printing the recipe only, without all the (lovely) blurb? I thought you had one, but today I can;t seem to find it??

  7. Nancy,

    when I go to the printer button it does let me print without pictures and all.

    Maybe there is something wrong with the servers so I suggest you wait a few minutes.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. How do you make the lemon decorations for the top? Is it just sliced fresh lemon or is it candied?

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