Low Fat Alfredo Sauce

Minimum fat, maximum flavor. Perfect for a hurried weeknight, guilt-free, pasta indulgence.


  • 1/2 pound (227 g) uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) skim milk
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 g) reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups (120 g) cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup (75 g) grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons light butter spread
  • dash white pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) milk mixed in 1 tablespoon potato starch


  1. Cook fettuccine in boiling water for 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain.
  2. Place milk, garlic, flour, cream cheese, cottage cheese, Parmesan, butter, and pepper into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  5. Blend for 5 minutes. Reduce speed to Variable 4 and remove the lid plug. Add the potato starch mixture through the lid plug opening.
  6. Blend an additional 30 seconds.
  7. Pour over cooked fettuccine and toss until coated. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese before serving.

Add leftover grilled chicken and steamed broccoli to the sauce for a quick meal.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.