• By Dana Sparks

Making Mayo’s Recipes: Alfredo Sauce

March 9, 2017

pasta with Alfredo sauce in a white bowl

Try this creamy alfredo sauce this weekend! It's low in fat, thanks to skim milk and low-fat cream cheese and you can serve it with whole-wheat pasta and lean chicken breast for added fiber and protein.

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  1. 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  2. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  3. 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  4. 1 1/3 cups skim milk
  5. 2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
  6. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  7. 1/2 teaspoon white pepper


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