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Quick Fettuccine Alfredo

Quick Fettuccine Alfredo

In this healthy fettuccine Alfredo recipe, the sauce for this classic pasta dish gets a makeover, using yogurt. Although we like to toss this creamy pasta sauce with fettuccine, any whole-wheat pasta can be used.


4 servings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


  • 8ounces whole-wheat fettuccine
  • 1tablespoon butter
  • 1clove garlic minced
  • 3/4cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4cup shredded Parmesan cheese divided
  • 1tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Cook pasta in a pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the reserved pasta water and remove from heat. Whisk in yogurt, 1/2 cup Parmesan, parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add the fettuccine and combine well. Serve topped with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 312kcal
Carbohydrate Total 45g
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 7g
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 21mg
Sodium 421mg
Protein 18g
Potassium 207mg
Calcium 262mg
Folate 38mcg
Vitamin B12 1mcg
Zinc 2mg
Vitamin B3 3mg