My boys love alfredo so I made this version lower in saturated fat. Made with my favorite Alfredo ingredient: crushed red pepper flakes. 😋

Cottage Alfredo Recipe

  • 8 oz uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 1/4 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 3 oz baby spinach
  • 1 oz shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  1. Fill a large stock pot about halfway full then bring to a boil on stovetop.
  2. Add 8 oz fettuccine and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost at your desired level of doneness – I cooked mine the max time listed on the pasta box (11 mins).
  3. Add to food processor: 1 1/4 cup lowfat cottage cheese, 1 cup nonfat milk, 1 oz shredded Parmesan cheese, 3 Tbsp softened unsalted butter, 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour, 2 tsp chopped garlic, and 1 tsp kosher salt.
  4. Pulse until smooth then transfer to a large skillet.
  5. Bring to a simmer over medium heat on stovetop and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce is thickening (reducing), 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Add 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper and 3 oz baby spinach and stir in until spinach wilts then turn heat down to a simmer.
  7. Before draining fettuccine, set aside 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  8. Drain fettuccine then return it to the stock pot.
  9. Add 1 Tbsp EVOO and toss to coat.
  10. Add fettuccine to skillet and toss to coat.
  11. Add reserved 1/2 cup pasta water and toss fettuccine to coat then continue cooking until sauce has reached your desired thickness.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.8g18%
Saturated Fat 5.9g30%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 6869mg299%
Total Carbohydrate 87.9g32%
Dietary Fiber 7.1g25%
Total Sugars 5.1g 
Protein 26.3g 
Vitamin D 0mcg1%
Calcium 378mg29%
Iron 3mg16%
Potassium 260mg6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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