Italian food can be quite heavy, which makes it tough to find something like a low-fat fettuccine alfredo recipe.
Luckily, chef Rocco DiSpirito
of Z Living's popular show Now Eat This!
, has an amazing, and more low-calorie
, recipe for the classic dish. Ringing in at less than 350 calories, you can make it for the whole family without feeling guilty about those extra carbs.
Check out more about Now Eat This! here and find out where to watch the show.
Rocco explaing how he created the dish:
"I once ate true fettuccine alfredo at Ristorante D'Alfredo in Rome, where a giant picture of its namesake owner hangs on the wall. The big flavors of the dish were brought to bear by combining outsized amounts of butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano. It was that simple: butter and cheese. Not so simple, though, if you're watching your waistline. This version eliminates the cream that many American versions call for but retains a little bit of the butter for flavor. The velvety-smooth texture is re-created with yogurt and thickened chicken broth. It may not be as authentic as the original, invented by Alfredo di Lelio, but it's a very tasty version we can all live with (for a very long time)."