Cooking and Meal Prep Recipes Healthier Gluten-Free Alfredo Sauce By Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD, is an intuitive eating registered dietitian with a master's in clinical nutrition. Learn about our editorial process Updated on September 20, 2019 Print Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN (35 ratings) Total Time: 15 min Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 10 min Servings: 4 (1/3 cup each) Nutrition Highlights (per serving) 153 calories 10g fat 6g carbs 11g protein Show Nutrition Label Hide Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings: 4 (1/3 cup each) Amount per serving Calories 153 % Daily Value* Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 26mg 9% Sodium 284mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 6g 2% Dietary Fiber 0g 0% Total Sugars 3g Includes 0g Added Sugars 0% Protein 11g Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 196mg 15% Iron 0mg 0% Potassium 193mg 4% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice. Alfredo sauce isn't a traditionally "healthy" food. It is normally made with butter, white flour and cream. Especially when poured over refined white pasta, alfredo makes for a meal that's both heavy and lacking in protein and fiber, so you may be left hungry in just a couple of hours. But you can make a creamy, delicious alfredo sauce right at home that's made with simple, better-for-you ingredients. It's lower in fat and sodium, and it also happens to be gluten-free. Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt Preparation In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until softened and fragrant, about one minute. Add cream cheese and broth and whisk to combine until smooth. Stir in parmesan cheese and black pepper and continue to cook over low heat until bubbly and thickened. Remove from heat and stir in Greek yogurt. Spoon over your favorite cooked pasta or vegetable noodles. Ingredient Variations and Substitutions You may use low sodium chicken broth in place of vegetable broth. Cooking and Serving Tips If needed, thin sauce with milk or more warm broth. Serve sauce over whole wheat pasta, or to keep it gluten-free, chickpea pasta or vegetable noodles. Add grilled chicken or shrimp for more protein, or toss in some cooked broccoli, mushrooms or spinach for more vegetables. Top with additional freshly grated parmesan or finely chopped parsley, if desired. Serve with a green salad for a balanced meal. Rate this Recipe You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating! By Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD, is an intuitive eating registered dietitian with a master's in clinical nutrition. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from companies that partner with and compensate Verywell Fit for displaying their offer. These partnerships do not impact our editorial choices or otherwise influence our editorial content.