Friday, January 8, 2021

Fettuccine Alfredo Without Heavy Cream

Enjoy a nice creamy alfredo sauce without the heavy cream. 

Lets start with a butter and flour roux, thinned with whole milk. Add some cheese, season and serve over ribbon pasta. Add a side of broccoli and carrots and you're all set. Or leave out the veg and have room on your plate for more pasta. 

Here's what we'll need


  • a tablespoon of butter
  • a tablespoon of flour
  • a cup of freshly shredded parmesan cheese
  • a generous cup of whole milk
  • a pinch of salt 
  • a dash of ground black pepper


  • whisk
  • spoon
  • saucepan


  • microwave milk for 30 seconds and stir
  • repeat a couple of times until the milk is quite hot to the taste
  • in a saucepan, melt butter over a medium heat
  • whisk the flour into the butter to make a roux 
  • add the hot milk a bit at a time and blend with the whisk
  • repeat until the roux has thinned to a smooth sauce
  • sprinkle the cheese a bit at a time and blend with the whisk 
  • repeat until the the sauce thickens up and gets nice and sticky and cheesy
  • add seasoning to taste - a few grounds of black pepper looks nice in the sauce
  • serve over ribbon pasta (I like fettuccine or linguine)
  • for a side of veg may I suggest steamed broccoli and carrots
  • or leave out the veggies to make room for more pasta  

Lets Eat

Bon Appétit!

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