Light cream cheese replaces the cream in this delicious twist on the classic recipe.

  • PREP: 0 hr(s). 20 min / Total: 0 hr(s). 20 min
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  • Servings: 4 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

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Make It

  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.

  • Meanwhile, mix broth and flour with whisk in medium saucepan. Stir in cream cheese product, 1 Tbsp. Parmesan, nutmeg and pepper; bring to boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 min. or until thickened.

  • Drain pasta; return to pan. Add sauce; toss to coat. Top with remaining Parmesan and parsley.

Kraft Kitchen Tips


    Garlic lovers can add 1/8 tsp. garlic powder.

Ratings & Reviews



needs:parsley,nutmeg,parm cheese


the nutmeg is brutal in this recipe.


We found this recipe very bland. I added 3 cloves garlic, a sweet onion, a dash of cayenne, but could find nothing to perk it up. I love to eat healthy but I love it to taste good. Very disappointed.


I also added baby spinach to pasta right after draining pasta water and also added a can of crab meat to the sauce, really tasty



This was very tasty and satisfied my never ending craving for alfredo (which I never give in to....until now!). I did make some alterations though: I omitted nutmeg and instead added a bunch of garlic (yum!) and found the sauce really runny, so I added another tsp of flour. Then once I had mixed the sauce and noodles, I cooked them together over med-high heat for a few minutes (stirring constantly) just to bind it together and thicken the sauce. Turned out great!


Favorite recipe. Super heart healthy and easy to make. Sauce is ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta. Add brocoli and carrots.


Nov. '11: Made this tonight. Not very good. Tastes too much like nutmeg. Will not make again. Use the jar stuff instead.



Make sure if you are a vegetarian to use VEGETARIAN Vegetable Broth. Just because it says Vegetable broth, doesnt mean it is vegetarian. I have found that out in many cases, such as some soups that you assume to be vegetarian.


This was easy to make, and very tasty! I added spinach leaves to the pasta for the last minute it cooked, and also added red/orange peppers and mushrooms to sauce.


delicious! so easy, so tasty, so healthy!


It was very rich in flavour. Hard on the stomach.


I don't see anything to indicate this recipe is meant to be vegetarian, just that it's a healthy choice. But chicken broth can be replaced with vegetable broth in any recipe, as most people know.


this recipe is not Vegetarian. It contains CHICKEN BROTH.




Amazing recipe. The nutmeg smells a little off at first, but it blends into the dish nicely to add just enough of a taste to the pasta. You can use vegetable broth instead of chicken as well.


As I understand it, it is a vegetarian recipe and I wonder why it calls for "chicken broth".


The ground nutmeg and pepper seemed a bit strange. Probably will cut them in half or out completely next time.


Five stars, hands down! I have made this recipe twice already. So fast, so delicious! I also added a couple of large cloves of minced garlic, as we are big garlic lovers. Two words, must try!


Quick,easy & tasty. Used vegetable broth -I have a daughter who is a vegetarian & it didn't alter the taste. Will make again!




wow great sauce I have put dill in it it gives it more zip


It was really good and creamy!


We loved it. I added cooked chicken strips and fresh broccoli.


Very yummy, I added herb and Garlic cream cheese instead of regular. I also sauteed Chicken, broccoli, red pepper and mushrooms and tossed this with the Alfredo and noodles. Also added a little extra garlic. Very yummy. Will make again.


AMAZING - can't belive how much flavour.


I've made this many times and everyone ALWAYS loves it. I add leftover cooked chicken or turkey at the end too! Sooo yummy!!


Great recipe- I love fettucine alfredo but not the fat content so this is a great alternative recipe! Tastes great and is easy to make.


I've made this many times and shared the recipe with many friends! I add some curry paste and toss in some chicken or shrimp and it's amazingly good!



This recipe was so easy and tasty. It definately satisfies the creamy pasta craving. In fact, I am making it tonight!


Easy to make, and tastes great!



absolutley delicious added chickken and some boyfriend and i loved it


I found this recipe to be somewhat bland. I will try adding a little more parmessan cheese and maybe some bacon bits on top.




Excellent, especially when you add cooked shrimp on top. I also add some fresh crushed garlic to the sauce - good stuff although by adding the shrimp it no longer makes it "Smarter" just better


This was so good!! My husband is lactose so he cant have regular alfredo but since this is based with broth he could have it!! He loved it! I will be making it again tonight!!I didnt have nutmeg though and it still tasted fine!!


Very good and satisfying. I substituted light garlic and herb cream cheese.


This is a fabulous recipe! My husband and I love it and its perfect to whip up at the end of a long day. Serve with salad and its a complete and wonderful meal!


This recipe is awesome. I make it over and over again! Sometimes I add chicken or shrimp, vegetables - anything goes. We just love it. I don't miss the high calorie fettuccini at all.


I love Fettuccine Alfredo, and I loved this recipe. Chicken and mushrooms in this is awesome, especially for someone on Weight Watchers.


Sooo Good


I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I have added broccoli, shrimp, chicken and mushrooms as well whenever I want a different taste.


Quick and easy!


I use this sauce with chicken or seafood and it is a big hit with the all the family & that is hard to do with 5 people! I add garlic and broccoli most times...Karen


Made this for my boyfriend and me. We both loved it! I was my first time making alfredo sauce, and we actually liked it better than the restaurant's kind. I added some seasonned chicken and garlic cloves. I will make this recipe again for sure. I'll probably experiment more by adding mushrooms or brocoli and making it with the garlic and herb cream cheese.


Very tasty and can hardly tell it's not fattening. Doesn't make good leftovers however, so make sure you only cook as much as you will need


It was very easy and fast to make. Tastes very close to original Alfredo but seems healthier. I added steamed broccoli to the pasta & Alfredo sauce. Very good.


To spice the recipe up i used the light herb and garlic cream cheese instead of the regular cream cheese. Our family loves spices/garlic-so I also added a bit more garlic powder. Everyone loved it


Very easy & super yummy!


Very good!!


Definitely a better alternative to full cream alfredo, I just found this to be a little bland without the garlic powder.




Yum Yum! Delicious and so easy to make! This is definitely the thing to make when sometime complicated just won't work!


A very nice, lighter alternative to classic Alfredo sauce. You won't miss the extra fat and calories! The nutmeg is key so don't skimp on it.


Very tasty, healthy, and easy! I suggest adding a little less nutmeg and adding some garlic for a bit of extra flavour!


Been making this a couple times a month all summer. Whole family loves it. We add cooked chicken bacon and mushrooms. Sometime we use plain low fat cream cheese and add seasonings but usually we use the garlic & herb cream cheese and it's seasoned to perfection.


We loved this. We also added in some grilled chicken, onions and mushrooms. It was great and VERY easy!!


I actually made another recipe at the same time, the Fall Ratatouille, and I mixed the two recipes after making them. It improved the fettucine.


Not bad - a little sticky. I added grilled chicken


I found as well that the sauce was quite thick. I added sauteed garlic, chicken and broccoli. I still found it was missing some flavour. Will probably try it again, but will have to try adding something to enhance the taste.


I love this recipe! It is quick and easy to make while also being healthier than the traditional fettuccine alfredo. I also like to add some sauteed red onions, mushrooms and garlic.


It was excellent!!!! Everyone loved it.Very easy to make.


This is how Ive been making our fettuccine sauce for a while now, just found this on here but wanted to say its GREAT!! I always add mushrooms to it which is good :)


Lovely recipe! I found it a bit too thick, though, and ended up added about 1/4c water to make it a good consistancy. If you want your alfredo sauce with a little more flavour, sauté a few (sliced) fresh mushrooms and 3-4 strips of (thinly sliced) turkey bacon before adding them to the whisked and heating sauce.



Wow, this alfredo sauce was the tastiest I've ever eaten!!! It was so easy to make! I used wheat flower and added a little garlic, shrimp, spinach, brocoli and asparagus!! It's an easy way to look like a professional!! ;)


This was very creamy and delicious. To add more flavour, I used the Garlic & Herb Light Philadelphia Cheese, instead of the Original. I will definitely use this recipe again.


This is the easiest and the tasties fettuccine Alfredos I ever made. I added some shrimp, mushroom and roasted chicken, It was delicious. My family loved it.


Excellent sauce. You can't tell it's made with low-fat ingredients!! Very creamy.



This was good. Easy to make and quite tastey. I had never made alfredo sauce before and I was pleasantly surpised. Its a bonus that is it part of the healthy choices!


My first Fettuccine sauce attempt, and it turned out wonderful! Easy to do, excellent taste and texture. Even fooled my picky eater son who claims to be a sauce expert. Thanks!




Very flavourful.


Very easy to prepare. Very tasty.


Enjoyed it very much, though I am on diet, it was great to splurg, very tasteful and even leftovers next day the flavour was wonderful.


My family really enjoyed this dish. I added shrimp to the pasta and sauce at the last stage, let it sit covered for a couple of minutes, and ended up with a lovely Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo! Served with a side sald and bread it was hard not to impress the gang.


This is the best alfredo sauce I've ever tasted. I especially like that it's also healthier than most other alfredo sauces.


Excellent. I added some skim milk and used less flour. Also is great with chicken and green veggies mixed in.


This is so delicious and simple to make.



Excellent, best I've ever tried!


this is the best fettuccine alfredo i have ever tasted



This was great I added mushrooms and red onions my kids loved this with the veggies in the sauce. My husband said this recipe is a keeper


Easy to make and one of the best alfredo sauces I've ever had! This low-calorie version sacrifices nothing for taste, and this dish is a favourite when paired with kraft's Parmesan Crusted Chicken in Cream Sauce recipe!


Very yummy!


This was ok. I found it a bit salty, so i added some sugar, which made it better.


Delicious. However, i found that it was a bit much flour. Try adding lemon pepper... zesty!


This is a very easy filling supper. Also healthy


This was a fantastic recipe! Very easy to make and very delicious.


Excellant! Will make it again


Loved it! I couldn't believe it would be so good but it was and will make it this way from now on....Thank you


I am always looking for ways to make a creamy Alfredo but with less fat and now this is it. This recipe a good base for any creamy pasta sauce: just add a few veggies,chicken and herbs and voila! My children like this better than the traditional Alfredo. Thanks !!


I tried this recipe the first time I read it. I still prefer the classic version, but this is adelicious and healthy alternative.


I was looking for an easy recipe for fettuccine, and did you ever come up with a quick but also delicious recipe.My family really enjoyed it. Instead of nutmeg I added 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic.


Pretty good, especially without having the whipping cream


My 86 year old Aunt made this with the greatest of ease and we all loved it


I really emjoyed this recipe. It was delicious. I added mushrooms into the sauce at the very end. Definately will make again. It was quick and easy.


Yummy! I made this using herb and garlic light cream cheese, and added chicken and mushrooms. Will make again.


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4 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

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Nutritional Info

Serving Size 1 cup (250 mL)

Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 300mg
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A6%
Vitamin C6%

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