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Healthy Recipe

Skinny Alfredo Macaroni and Cheese

2⅓ cups (dry, uncooked) Whole Grain Elbows pasta or penne, see shopping tips

! tablespoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light

1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced

1 (15 oz) jar Classico Light Alfredo Sauce, see shopping tips

1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese

½ cup fat-free milk

A little black pepper, to taste

¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Scallions or fresh chives, minced for garish, optional


  1. Cook pasta al dente (for about 6-7 minutes so it will not be overcooked). No need to add salt to water. Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain again.
  2. In a large pan, melt the butter. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Over medium heat, add in the Alfredo sauce, ricotta cheese and milk. Mix until well blended. Stir in cooked pasta. Add a little pepper, if desired. Heat for a few minutes until hot. Stir in Parmesan cheese and mix well.
  3. Spoon 1 cup serving into each bowl. Top with a little scallions or chives, if desired.

Makes 6 servings (1 cup each)

Nutrition Facts
for 1 cup serving
263 calories
7g fat
3g sat fat
36mg chol
13g prot
39g carbs
5g fiber
497mg sodium
6g sugar
SmartPoints value : 8