Do you love Alfredo sauce but don’t like all the calories and fat? I mean lets face it, whoever thinks that pasta and a cream sauce can be part of a weight loss diet?
Surprise, it can be!
This super creamy and gluten-free recipe is made with 1% milk helping to keep both calories and fat down to a reasonable number.
The best part is, it is super simple to make. Just cook up some pasta (GF or regular if you like) and whip up a salad, and dinner can be ready in 15 to 20 minutes making it an ideal option for a busy evening.
Check out the recipe below.
Where Is Alfredo From Anyway?
Ever wonder where Alfredo sauce originated? It got it’s start in Italy in 1914 when restaurant owner, Alfredo di Lelio, wanted to try to help his wife who was suffering from morning sickness. He whipped up some pasta with butter and Parmesan cheese – known to help when dealing with an upset stomach. It must have worked as his wife ate it regularly, leading her husband to add it to his menu offering at the restaurant.
This new menu item didn’t gain much popularity among locals but a couple of American actors enjoyed it so much they gave the owner a spoon and fork engraved with his name. In turn, Alfredo gave them the recipe which they took back to Hollywood and served it to their friends. As these famous friends traveled to Rome, they searched for the restaurant asking where they could find “Alfredo’s fettuccine”!
While I’ve never been to Italy myself, I understand that one would be hard pressed to find Fettuccine Alfredo as it only gained popularity in North America.