Written By: Gloria Tsang, RD
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No more already-made Alfredo sauce from a bag or pouch. How to make healthy Alfredo sauce. Podcast created by Registered Dietitians.
When it comes to easy dinners, pasta dishes are popular with busy families. Perhaps you have a white-sauce fanatic in your family, or want to change it up from the usual tomato-based sauce. Whatever you do, skip the powder mix. They simply have too many artificial ingredients, including trans fat.
It is possible to make a creamy white sauce that can also please the nutritionist in you. In this No More Packaged Food series, we show you how YOU can make your own low-fat alfredo sauce using real milk and cheese in very little time! Your secret weapon here is using low fat milk, evaporated skim milk and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
First, stir flour with the milk. Sautee minced garlic in a large skillet over medium heat, then add the flour-milk mixture and cook until the sauce begins to boil. stir constantly. Reduce the heat to low, and add salt, evaporated milk and cheese. Cook until all the cheese is melted. Toss the cooked noodles in the sauce. Serve with freshly ground pepper and chopped parsley. The homemade version is so tasty, we are sure you won’t miss the powdered mix ever again. And don’t forget to subscribe to our channel.
Gloria Tsang is the author of 5 books and the founder of HealthCastle.com, the largest online nutrition network run by registered dietitians. Her work has appeared in major national publications, and she is a regularly featured nutrition expert for media outlets across the country. The Huffington Post named her one of its Top 20 Nutrition Experts on Twitter. Gloria’s articles have appeared on various media such as Reuters, NBC & ABC affiliates, The Chicago Sun-Times, Reader’s Digest Canada, iVillage and USA Today.