Recipe By MakeItHealthy
Published Oct 23rd
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 1 /2 cup Calories 251.3

Zucchini provides a healthy touch to this delightfully rich and creamy sauce! Reduced amounts of cream and cheese also make this great recipe healthier.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole wheat fettuccine
  • 8 ounces zucchini, cut into thin strips with a vegetable peeler
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the fettuccine, bring back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Lightly cook zucchini by tossing into pasta water just before draining.
  2. 2 Heat butter and garlic in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. Stir in parsley.
  3. 3 Toss sauce with cooked whole wheat fettuccine and zucchini strips.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 251.3
  • Carbohydrate 4 g
  • Cholesterol 73.6 mg
  • Fat 22.6 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 9.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 14 g
  • Sodium 365.9 mg
  • Sugar 1.2 g

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Chef's Notes

Add 2 tablespoons pasta cooking water if needed for moistness; This recipe is a healthier version of Alfredo Sauce.


  1. I followed the recipe and added walnuts, about a cup chopped, because I like Walnuts. I did not have big enough cupcake tins so I poured it into a 5” x9” loaf pan. Baked at 325 for 1 hr 15 minutes. Will definitely make next time I have over ripe bananas.
  2. Great flavor. Used half n half. Also great base recipe to add things to as suggested by others. Only had grated fresh parmesan but very little graininess.
  3. This was so popular with my family! I liked it too. Having read the reviews I doubled the sauce. Mine did curdle but I had several things going for the meal& it was my fault. Still I got raves. I rarely make pasta dishes& even rarer still Alfredo sauce. Glad to have a healthier version. - Read more ...
  4. Really met my expectations for a quick and easy Alfredo sauce. I made three servings without changing the recipe so if you really want it for four servings I'd use more cream and Parmesan. I used 3/4 cup of spinach instead of zucchini and it was very good!
  5. This did not make much sauce at all. I was trying to make an Alfredo sauce with pasta and I ended up more than doubling the heavy cream to cover my noodles. Also, if you follow the recipe exactly the consistency is that of queso, not a sauce. It seems like it would be well - Read more ...
  6. I made the sauce exactly but doubled it... with the only change being that I added 1 teaspoon onion powder and I used minced garlic. I used the sauce with chicken & broccoli calzones. Turned out delish. Thank you for sharing.