Healthier Easy Alfredo Sauce

I always feel sorry for people who buy jarred or canned Alfredo sauce because it has the potential to be so, so much better. I have it pictured below with cheese tortellini. We added roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes to the sauce – awesome addition. The great part is, this sauce is pretty easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of time.

Healthier Easy Alfredo Sauce (

Healthier Easy Alfredo Sauce


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup cold low-fat (1%) milk (or 3/4 cup skim milk with 1/4 cup cream or whole milk)
  • 1/2 cup evaporated skim milk (not condensed milk)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. Combine the flour and milk, stirring until the flour is dissolved. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the milk-flour mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes more.
  4. Add the evaporated skim milk, the salt, and the cheese and cook, stirring, until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute.
  5. If needed, reserved a little pasta water to loosen the sauce if it’s too thick.

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