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Could-a-Fooled Me Fettuccine Alfredo

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You would swear this was made with all the heavy cream and butter like the original. TRUST ME, you’ll never make the original again!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour
  • 1-⅓ cup 1% Low-fat Milk
  • 1-¼ cup (5 Oz.) Grated Fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, Divided (Don't Skimp Here - Use The REAL Thing!)
  • 2 Tablespoons 1/3-less Fat Cream Cheese (Neufchâtel Cheese)
  • ½ teaspoons Salt (less If You're Using Salted Butter, Remember The Parm Cheese Is Salty Too)
  • ⅛ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoons Grated Nutmeg
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • 8 ounces, weight Fettuccine, Cooked Al Dente (half A Box.)
  • Flat-leaf Parsley, Chopped (optional)

Preparation

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until bubbling. Stir in flour, and cook 1 minute. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. (Slowly add milk, so it doesn’t clump.) Cook until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Add cream cheese, salt, garlic powder, nutmeg and pepper. Turn off heat and add 1 cup Parmigiano cheese, stirring with a whisk until cheese melts. Toss sauce with hot pasta. Garnish with remaining Parmigiano, black pepper and the optional parsley. Serve immediately. And prepare to enter Nirvana!

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katehopeeden on 3.19.2010

Made this last night and it was SUPER good Thanks so much!
~K

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katehopeeden on 3.18.2010

I’m going to give this recipe a test run this weekend and I’ve got my fingers crossed that it totally fools me. If so, I can serve it at my dinner party next weekend! And no one will even know… until I tell them afterwards heeheehee
~K

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Emily on 1.15.2015

This was amazing! My husband and I are both trying to watch our calories and this pasta was such a treat, while still being reasonable with the calories! We added some chicken as well. The flavor was outstanding and I see how this could easily fool someone! This is now my go to alfredo sauce recipe.

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Kelly on 5.14.2013

Everyone loved this!

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Carol on 7.9.2012

Delicious! And very easy! Added some chicken to it and turned out great

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hojo502 on 2.27.2012

so yummy!

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Stacy Makes Cents on 8.29.2011

This was AWESOME! Best Fettuccine ever! :-) I had to add extra flour to get the thickness we like, but the flavor was outstanding!

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