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Lightened-Up Pasta Alfredo

Lightened-Up Pasta Alfredo

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Ready in 20 minutes
Makes 4 servings


  • 1 (9 oz) pkg fresh fettuccine
  • 1/2 (16 oz) bag Nature’s Promise Organics Cut Leaf Spinach, frozen
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup light cream cheese
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon


1. Prepare the pasta according to package directions, until al dente. Zest the lemon and set aside. Cook the spinach in the microwave according to package directions, then drain any excess liquid and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a heavy-bottomed skillet and sauté the garlic for 1 minutes, or until fragrant. Reduce heat to low and whisk in the cream cheese and chicken broth. Simmer for 5 minutes to reduce. Season with lemon zest, nutmeg, salt (in moderation), and pepper to taste.
3. Stir in Parmesan cheese to combine. Add pasta to the skillet with the sauce, and toss with the spinach to combine. Divide pasta and sauce among 4 bowls.


Per serving: 374 calories, 11g fat, 6g saturated fat, 28mg cholesterol, 438mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 4g sugar, 16g protein