Skinny Alfredo Sauce

chicken broccoli

Who doesn’t love creamy, cheesy, rich alfredo sauce?  Too bad the original recipe is a stick of butter, 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 1/2 cups of cheese.  This recipe is creamy and flavorful but with 1 Tbsp of butter for 2 cups of sauce (serving 6-8) you can enjoy and still feel good.  Great with Chicken Broccoli & Rigatoni or any other pasta combo you are thinking of!

Skinny Alfredo Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce
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Serves: 2 Cups
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Skim Milk
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • Dash Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ¼ grated parmesan cheese
  1. Put chicken broth and skim milk in a microwave proof container such as a pyrex cup and heat on high for one minute.
  2. Melt butter in a sauce pan.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add flour, stir well for 1 minute until the butter and garlic make a roux.
  5. Add half of the broth/milk mixture, stir well with a wisk for 2 minutes until there are no lumps and the sauce thickens.
  6. Add remaining broth/milk mixture, stir well with wisk for 2 more minutes. Make sure there are no lumps. Add cayenne if using.
  7. Add parmesan and stir well until parmesan is melted in the sauce. Taste and season with salt & pepper to taste.
  8. Can be made ahead and heated. If you are making ahead, place plastic wrap on the top of the sauce.