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Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with meatballs

Your favorite fettuccine Alfredo recipe without that extra calories. Easy, delicious and your kids will love it too.Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with meatballs recipe

What will happen when you decide to combine delicious meatballs and fettuccine Alfredo ? A great family dinner!

What makes it skinny? I substitute cream with just regular milk and add a bit less cheese to the dish. Easy!

Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with meatballs

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    Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with meatballs
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    5 from 13 votes

    Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with meatballs

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American, Italian
    Servings: 5 people
    Calories: 540kcal


    For skinny fettuccini alfredo

    • 1 cup milk low fat or regular
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 1 clove garlic minced
    • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
    • 2 tspn flour
    • 8 oz Fettuccine dry, then cooked according to package directions

    For meatballs

    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs or just regular breadcrumbs
    • 1/2 onion finely chopped
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 tspn garlic salt


    • Combine all the meatball ingredients in a medium bowl.
    • Pinch a small lump of meat and form a ball using your hands. When all the meatballs have been shaped, fry them on medium- high in about 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan until golden brown in color on both sides. Transfer meatballs to the plate( they will be still raw in the middle)
    • To the same pan add minced garlic and butter and let it cook for a minute. Add in the flour and cook, stirring ,for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and cook, whisking constantly, until just thickened, for couple minutes.
    • Add meatballs back in to the pan an cook on low for about 7 minutes.
      Add cooked fettuccine and stir carefully.
    • Divide among bowls and top with parmesan, chopped cilantro and pepper.
    • Enjoy!


    For the meat you also can use turkey, pork, chicken... I like combination of beef and turkey. Instead of bread crumbs you can use a single piece of sliced bread soaked in milk


    Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6.2% | Vitamin C: 1.2% | Calcium: 21.7% | Iron: 17.5%

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Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with meatballs recipe

Nutrition Facts
Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 540 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Potassium 472mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 21.7%
Iron 17.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Brilliant idea. They look so delicious !

  2. This looks like such a delicious meal and so easy too! A great way to enjoy one of my favorite pasta dishes!

  3. Comfort food at it’s best! I bet my kids would love this dish.

  4. Pasta and meatballs, doesn’t get much more comforting than that! This looks so beautiful.

  5. I need this comfort food for the cold spring out here! Love it!

  6. I love how you’ve lightened this up! It looks so creamy and I bet it’s perfect with those yummy meatballs! Can’t wait to try it!

  7. Yum! I love meatballs on veggies and pasta!

  8. The beef and parmesan — sounds SO comforting and delicious!

  9. This is comfort food dreams! Need to make this for my husband so he has food for when I am out of town.

  10. creamy noodles were always a comfort food growing up. I like your skinny version!!

  11. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    This sounds so yummy! I love fettuccine alfredo – I bet the addition of meatballs makes it really hearty and perfectly filling. Such a fun meal!

  12. So fun! Looks just like you would get at a restaurant!

  13. Looks so yummy and creamy! Such a perfect meal for a date night.

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