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Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo with meatballs

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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

    Delicious skinni fettuccini alfredo pasta with meatballs recipe
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time30 mins
    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American, Italian
    Keyword: skinny alfredo with meatballs
    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 and cook on low for about 7 minutes.
      Add cooked fettuccine and stir carefully.
    • Divide among bowls and top with parmesan, chopped cilantro and pepper.


    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: 310IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 3.2mg

    Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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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*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 155mg52%
Sodium 360mg15%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 217mg22%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Rating


Friday 30th of March 2018

Brilliant idea. They look so delicious !

Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen

Friday 30th of March 2018

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


Wednesday 28th of March 2018

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


Tuesday 27th of March 2018

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


Tuesday 27th of March 2018

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