Alfredo Primavera ~ Lightened Up!

Pasta…Alfredo Sauce…Cheese… is your mouth watering yet??

I don’t want all the calories, so I came up with a recipe that makes it less caloric, I can use any pasta I wish (or even spaghetti pasta!) and my family feels like they are eating a decadent dish ~ I know, I’m so sneaky! 🙂


Alfredo Primavera ~ Lightened Up

Yield:  depends on serving size

1 box (12 oz) dried pasta, any variety

1 carrot, peeled and sliced

3 Tbsp butter

3 Tbsp onion, diced small

1 clove garlic, minced

½ bell pepper, diced small

3 Tbsp flour

1/3 c frozen green peas

1/3 c frozen whole kernel corn

2 – 2 ½ c skim milk

2-3 Tbsp heavy cream

½ – 1 c Parmesan Cheese, shredded

S & P TT (to taste)

**can add chicken if desired

Cook pasta and carrots in boiling water per directions on box.  Meanwhile, heat butter in a med sized saucepan.  Add onion, garlic and pepper.  Cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add flour and cook another 1-2 minutes to slightly cook flour.  Add peas and corn, stir.  Using a whisk, add milks and whisk til incorporated.  Cook until is slightly thickened (would add cooked, shredded chicken at this time) – DO NOT LET BURN.  Add your desired amount of cheese and continue to stir until is thickened.  Add to drained pasta/carrot mix and combine, adjust salt and pepper at this time to taste.  ~Enjoy!


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