3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Food > Food Talk And Fabulous Finds

Food Talk And Fabulous Finds Recipes, Healthy Cooking, and General Food Topics

is there a better alfredo sauce?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-29-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
this space for rent
 
eroica27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Yup, Still in Ohio
Posts: 227

S/C/G: 274/274/140

Height: 5'8"

Default is there a better alfredo sauce?

I reall like alfredo sauces and cheese saauces. is there a recipe or product that is better?
eroica27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
Burn It!
 
Aclai4067's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,552

S/C/G: 337.4/326.6/155

Height: 5'8

Default

i know there is a light sauce (Bertolli I think but I'm not sure) in the refrigerated section. I've never bought it but my mom uses it.
__________________
Ashley
Mini Goal 1- 5%


Overall:
Aclai4067 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2009, 09:01 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 720

Default

Fettucine alfredo is probably my favorite food, but I have not had the incredibly rich butter/cheese laden stuff in many years. When the craving hits I usually get a Lean Cuisine FettAlf and add lots of steamed spinach or brocholi. It hits the spot. Hungry Girl uses the Laughing Cow wedges to get the creamy effect.
tommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 10:38 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Bombe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 285

S/C/G: 200/?/155 High:254

Height: 5'5"

Default

I've not tried it but I've talked to many people that swear by Nutritional Yeast to make cheese sauces instead of actual cheese. I'm told that it specifically has to be nutritional yeast (definitely not bread yeast and Brewers Yeast is too bitter) and it has a nutty cheesy flavor like parmesan cheese. I've also heard of people using it to make any type of cheese sauce, mac and cheese, sprinkling it on food like they would cheese (like veggies) etc.

My vegan friend swears by it and its deliciousness.
Bombe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 03:35 PM   #5
Just for today
 
StarryEyes86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 111

S/C/G: 320/320/150

Height: 5'5"

Default

I totally go to Lean Cuisine's fettucine alfredo for my cravings. I'd LOVE to know that recipe since it satisfies my craving so well.
StarryEyes86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 03:40 PM   #6
Burn It!
 
Aclai4067's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 2,552

S/C/G: 337.4/326.6/155

Height: 5'8

Default

I always thought the lean cuisine sauce was kind of thin. I like the SmartOnes better (only for this dish, otherwise I prefer LC). I like to cook my own chicken with garlic and throw it on top for fresher flavor.
__________________
Ashley
Mini Goal 1- 5%


Overall:
Aclai4067 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 05:09 PM   #7
Moderator
 
LindaT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Posts: 1,681

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bombe View Post
I've not tried it but I've talked to many people that swear by Nutritional Yeast to make cheese sauces instead of actual cheese. I'm told that it specifically has to be nutritional yeast (definitely not bread yeast and Brewers Yeast is too bitter) and it has a nutty cheesy flavor like parmesan cheese. I've also heard of people using it to make any type of cheese sauce, mac and cheese, sprinkling it on food like they would cheese (like veggies) etc.

My vegan friend swears by it and its deliciousness.
I have nutrional yeast at home and yes it does taste cheesy. I tasted it by itself when I first bought it and I thought YUCK. Sprinkled on poocorn though and it was YUM. I've tried it on bread, in a sauce and on popcorn. All three uses get a thumbs up. I got mine at the Vitamin Shoppe
__________________
"What are you REALLY hungry for?"



My Recipes and Reviews http://ltrem.bravehost.com/
LindaT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2009, 06:27 PM   #8
Just for today
 
StarryEyes86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 111

S/C/G: 320/320/150

Height: 5'5"

Default

I have to say, I just enjoyed some grilled chicken with Lean Cuisine's fettucine alfredo...it was so GOOD.
StarryEyes86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 10:25 AM   #9
this space for rent
 
eroica27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Yup, Still in Ohio
Posts: 227

S/C/G: 274/274/140

Height: 5'8"

Default

as im trying to stay away from processes foods, i'll give nutritional yeast a try
eroica27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 11:18 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
mayness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central NY
Posts: 1,309

S/C/G: 160/160/115

Height: 5'2"

Default

A lot of the lighter alfredo sauce recipes I've found use some sort of processed stuff (low-fat cream cheese, fat-free half & half, etc).

I've tried making my own and it turned out OK but not great... basically by making a bechamel sauce with skim milk and adding parmesan cheese, similar to this recipe:
http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/...edo-sauce.html
...except I never tried adding sour cream, maybe that would be better.
mayness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 09:23 PM   #11
Constant Vigilance
 
BlueToBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,818

S/C/G: 150/132/<130

Height: just under 5'4"

Default

I make a creamy sauce for pasta by combining non-fat cream cheese with goat cheese and enough milk to make it sauce-like (I use 1/2 tbsp of each cheese per serving and then I just eyeball the milk--you don't need very much). I use Trader Joe's creamy goat cheese, but you could use just regular goat cheese, it would just be a little higher in calories and you might need to add more milk. You can toss in a little lemon rind to add a lemony flavor if you want.

If you don't want to use cream cheese, you could use fromage blanc, which is similar in calories, but not as firm or processed. (BTW, you can freeze the fromage blanc if you aren't able to use it fast enough.)
__________________
- Barbara

My Before and After Pics

"Decide what you want; decide what you're willing to exchange for it; establish your priorities, and go to work." --H.L. Hunt

"Life has hills. Set the treadmill at an incline."
BlueToBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 09:59 PM   #12
Future Skinny Pastry Chef
 
Rashomon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 258

S/C/G: 285/ticker/150

Height: 5'8"

Default

Cook's Illustrated has a recipe for lighter alfredo sauce in their Light & Easy cookbook. I haven't tried it for myself yet, so I can't attest to how it tastes.
Rashomon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 12:30 AM   #13
Member
 
AutumnSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 38

S/C/G: 152/151/118

Height: 5'7

Default

I'm a fan of the Hungry Girl recipe for alfredo sauce... tho I've tweaked it a bit to give it some more flavor. It's easy too! Her single serving recipe calls for a wedge of laughing cow cheese, a teaspoon of fat free sour cream, and 2 teaspoons of reduced fat parmesan cheese. I use low fat sour cream to give it a little more creaminess (doesnt add much fat or calories for such a little amount) and season it with salt, pepper, dried basil, and garlic powder. yum!
AutumnSky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2010, 10:48 PM   #14
Started IP 9-2-12
 
dixonschubbymommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: St. Martinville Louisiana
Posts: 50

S/C/G: 224/221.8/199 first goal

Height: 5'3"

Default

hey i just wanted to say that im from louisiana and my mother in law is chef paul prudhommes sister. She had a restaurant down here forever and has a low cal cookbook she came out with many years ago....there is an alternative to alfredo sauce that she uses for many recipes....she mixes low fat cottage cheese with fat free evaporated milk in a blender makes the best sauce ever over any pasta!!!!
dixonschubbymommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 12:15 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 266

S/C/G: PSW165.6/157/115

Height: 5'1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mayness View Post
A lot of the lighter alfredo sauce recipes I've found use some sort of processed stuff (low-fat cream cheese, fat-free half & half, etc).

I've tried making my own and it turned out OK but not great... basically by making a bechamel sauce with skim milk and adding parmesan cheese, similar to this recipe:
http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe/...edo-sauce.html
...except I never tried adding sour cream, maybe that would be better.
Thanks for sharing! I too love Alfredo Sauce and lately I as making one similar to that one but using FF cream cheese, since I'm not a fan of FF products that one is a better idea.
__________________
Renacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oh dear...it is what it is. Beverlyjoy 100 lb. Club 23 12-04-2008 01:52 PM
300+ Weekly Thread #1159 Heather 300+ Club 78 06-06-2008 07:07 PM
Is there a food you refuse to give up? Breathless in NJ 300+ Club 26 01-25-2008 08:52 AM
PIC - Partners in Crime Support Group deerod Support Groups 2490 01-01-2006 02:06 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:22 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2