Fettuccine Alfredo Lightened Up

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For me there are two dishes that are my go to comfort foods.  The Queen Fettuccine Alfredo and the Queen Mother homemade baked Mac and Cheese.  I’ve seen a couple of different recipes for Fettuccine Alfredo that cut back on the Smartpoints using laughing cow cheese, but they were missing something.

I don’t play when it comes to my Alfredo.

Even before Weight Watchers there was a product I had to ban from my home because my ass was expanding at an alarming rate and I just wanted to eat it all the time.

alfredobottle

This product easily makes an awesome Alfredo sauce – and it does it easily.  I found that if I had it in my house I could have one of my favorite comfort foods in no time, so I stopped ordering it.

Then Weight Watchers happened, and once I felt secure enough I ordered some more to see if I could use it without all the butter and higher smartpoint ingredients.

I started this blog because of Weight Watchers Connect.  I’d post pics of my recipes and people would want the recipe, and on Connect you can only post on your phone.  I didn’t want this site to become a walking advertisement for my business, I already have a community for that, and I always try to put substitutes in so people can get the ingredients they need from the grocery store.

I don’t know if there is a sub for this one though.  I’ve never used a powered mix for Alfredo before, but you could try it.  You could also try the recipe without any powered mix at all, but it is so much better with it!

This makes 5 7 smartpoint servings.  9 if you add the chicken.  I’ll tell you this now, it does not reheat well but never fear!  Cut the recipe by 1/5 to make a single serving (just go with one laughing cow wedge) and it comes out just as good to make enough for one!

Ingredients:

1 cup fat free milk
6 The Laughing Cow Light Garlic and Herb Wedges
2 tablespoons Wildtree Alfredo Extraordinaire
1/8 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
10 oz Carba-Nada Egg Fettuccine Noodles

Put a big pot of salted water on high heat for the noodles and bring to a boil.  In a separate sauce pan, add you milk and laughing cow wedges, stirring occasionally over medium until your wedges melt.  Whisk in your Alfredo powder and add your pepper and Parm.  Stir occasionally over low heat while you wait for your noodles to get done.

Once water is at a boil add your noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes.  strain, put back in the pot, and add your Alfredo sauce.  Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for a minute or so – until all the noodles are covered in sauce.

The chicken was just some left over chicken I had that I had marinated in roasted garlic grapeseed oil and our California style Garlic and Pepper blend. and baked.  You could use your favorite chicken recipe if you’d like to add meat.

You get about a cup and a half a serving, or you can weigh it and it comes to about 2 1/2 ounces per serving.  7 smartpoints!  That’s it!  Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo is like 56 smartpoints and your first born child!

Is this as good as Olive Garden?  No, but it’s damn good and stands on it’s own!

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