Healthier Linguine Alfredo

Remember, when making pasta, you want to salt the water heavily.

Healthier Linguine Alfredo

Chef Tom
This version of this popular pasta dish is lightened up by leaving out the heavy cream.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 450 kcal


  • 12 oz whole-wheat linguine
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • Freshly chopped parsley for serving


  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the linguine according to package directions until al dente. Reserve a ½ cup of pasta water, then drain pasta and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Sprinkle flour over evenly, then stir and cook until mixture is lightly golden.
  • While whisking, gradually add broth, 2 tablespoons at a time, waiting for mixture to become completely smooth before adding more broth. Bring mixture to a boil, then slowly add in milk while whisking. Bring to a simmer and cook until sauce is thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add Parmesan and yogurt. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Add pasta and a 1/4 cup reserved pasta water to sauce and toss to combine. If sauce is too thick add more pasta water, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
  • Garnish with parsley before serving.


Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 20gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 237mgPotassium: 322mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 195IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 223mgIron: 2mg
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