Cottage Cheese Alfredo

COTTAGE CHEESE ALFREDO

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I have to admit I am super excited about how amazing this recipe is and to share it with you. This cottage cheese Alfredo sauce is so decadent and creamy that you are going to wonder why you made it any other way.

The fresh parmesan cheese really makes this sauce shine with authentic Italian flavor. It’s so good! We could not stop eating it out of the pan when we were making it. Add it to your favorite pasta or pasta substitute and you will have the best pasta or fettuccine Alfredo ever!

Why You Will Love Cottage Cheese Alfredo

  • The cottage cheese makes this Alfredo sauce creamy without having to use loads of butter or any heavy cream.
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese adds incredible flavor to the sauce.
  • This Alfredo sauce is easy to make and healthy.
  • Fresh garlic cloves and Italian herbs add amazing flavor and dimension to the sauce.
  • This Alfredo sauce comes together while the pasta cooks at the same time.

What Is Cottage Cheese Alfredo Sauce?

Cottage cheese Alfredo sauce is Alfredo sauce that is made with freshly grated parmesan cheese and cottage cheese! This sauce has so much flavor and it is super creamy. Also, you can’t even taste the cottage cheese, it just makes the sauce extra creamy and adds protein. After making this recipe, you will wonder why you have made Alfredo sauce any other way. It’s that good! The seasonings add so much flavor and it is super creamy and cheesy.

Cottage Cheese Alfredo Sauce Ingredients

Cottage Cheese Alfredo Ingredients
  • Milk: We used 2% milk in this recipe. The milk is blended with the cottage cheese.
  • Cottage Cheese: We used fat-free cottage cheese.
  • Butter: We love Kerrygold butter.
  • Garlic: Crush two cloves of garlic.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt to enhance the flavors of the sauce.
  • Pepper: Some cracked pepper to season the sauce.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Freshly grate parmesan cheese for this sauce.
  • Italian Herbs: Add incredible flavor to the sauce.
  • Cornstarch: Helps thicken the sauce

How To Make Cottage Cheese Alfredo

First, add the milk and cottage cheese to a blender and blend until smooth.

Blended Cottage Cheese

Next, add the butter to a pan over low heat on the stove. Then, crush the garlic clove into the pan. Saute the garlic with the butter.

Butter In Pan

After that, add the blended cottage cheese mixture to the pan. Then, add the salt, pepper, Italian herbs, and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Cottage Cheese Alfredo Sauce

Stir and combine the ingredients until you have a low simmer. Next, add the cornstarch and mix until the sauce thickens.

How To Make Cottage Cheese Alfredo

Then, boil your favorite pasta, drain it, add it to the pan with the sauce, and enjoy!

Creamy Alfredo Sauce With Cottage Cheese

What To Do With Cottage Cheese Alfredo

We like to enjoy this creamy cottage cheese alfredo sauce with ravioli and fresh pasta. If you want a lighter version, we love Al Dente Carba-Nada, which is a low-carb option. Also, this sauce is delicious on lentils, spiralized zucchini, and hearts of palm pasta. This spiralizer is great for spiralizing zucchini. Additionally, Palmini Low Carb Pasta or your favorite pasta or pasta substitute will work great. This cottage cheese Alfredo is even a great sauce for pizza! 

Cottage Cheese Alfredo Sauce Variations

  • Milk: You can use whole milk, 2%, 1%, or fat-free milk in this recipe.
  • Cottage Cheese: For the cottage cheese in this recipe, you can use full-fat, low-fat, or fat-free. We used fat-free cottage cheese.
  • Butter Substitution: We used one teaspoon of Kerrygold butter in this recipe. If you do not want to use this butter, you can substitute it for two teaspoons of the light butter of your choice.
  • Add More Protein: To add even more protein to this dish, you can add grilled chicken breast or some cooked shrimp. Both of these would be delicious with the flavors of the sauce!

Tips For Making Cottage Cheese Alfredo

Freshly Grate The Parmesan Cheese

Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

This is the one thing I would splurge on because it makes it so good! Get a chunk of parmesan cheese from a parmesan cheese wheel and freshly grate the parmesan cheese when you make this recipe. It’s that good you will thank me later! If you need to substitute it, you can use grated parmesan, but it will not have as much flavor as freshly grated parmesan. We used this parmesan cheese grater.

Use Fresh Garlic Cloves

Make sure to use fresh garlic cloves in this recipe. Crush them and add them to the pan with the butter. Saute the garlic with the butter and then add the rest of the ingredients. Fresh crushed garlic adds so much flavor to the sauce!

Blend Until Smooth

Thoroughly blend the milk and cottage cheese in a blender until smooth. You don’t want any clumps of unblended cottage cheese in your sauce.

Save Some Pasta Water

Save some of the pasta water that you used to cook your pasta in. If your Alfredo sauce gets too thick or you would like to make the sauce thinner, you can add some pasta water to the pan with the sauce and mix.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Alfredo Sauce Last?

This cottage cheese Alfredo sauce is best enjoyed after making it when it is warm. However, if you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for lunch or dinner the next day. Then, reheat and enjoy. This sauce is so incredibly delicious that you probably won’t have any leftovers!

Can You Use Cottage Cheese In Alfredo Sauce?

Yes! This Alfredo sauce is made with cottage cheese! This cottage cheese Alfredo is lightened-up and super creamy.

Is Cottage Cheese Alfredo Healthy?

Cottage cheese Alfredo sauce is healthy and lightened up. Traditional Alfredo sauce is high in fat and calories and is made with a lot of butter and heavy cream. Our cottage cheese Alfredo consists of freshly grated parmesan cheese and fat-free cottage cheese. We love this cottage cheese Alfredo sauce because it is just as delicious as traditional Alfredo sauce!

Can You Taste The Cottage Cheese?

Don’t let the cottage cheese deter you from making this Alfredo sauce. You can’t even taste the cottage cheese in this Alfredo! Cottage cheese has a mild flavor and lightens up this sauce. You taste the freshly grated parmesan cheese, sauteed garlic, and Italian herbs in this Alfredo sauce.

What Can I Use In Alfredo Sauce Instead Of Heavy Cream?

You can use cottage cheese to make Alfredo sauce instead of heavy cream. Fat-free cottage cheese blended with some milk and combined with freshly grated parmesan cheese and Italian herbs makes for a delicious, creamy, and lightened-up Alfredo sauce!

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COTTAGE CHEESE ALFREDO

4.5 from 36 votes
Recipe by Shawna Course: MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

136

kcal

This cottage cheese Alfredo sauce is so decadent and creamy. Add it to your favorite pasta or pasta substitute and you will have the best pasta or fettuccine Alfredo ever!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 CUP 2% milk

  • 1 ½ CUPS fat-free cottage cheese

  • 1 TSP Kerrygold pure Irish butter

  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed

  • 1/4 TSP salt

  • 1/4 TSP black pepper or to taste

  • 1 TSP Italian herbs, we used Gourmet Garden

  • 1 ⅓ oz freshly grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 ½ TSP cornstarch

Directions

  • Add the milk and cottage cheese to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add the butter to a pan over low heat on the stove. Then, crush the garlic clove into the pan. Saute the garlic with the butter on low.
  • Add the blended cottage cheese mixture to the pan. Then, add the salt, pepper, Italian herbs, and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Stir and combine the ingredients. Also, make sure the heat is not too high, you don’t want to burn the sauce.
  • Continue to stir until you have a low simmer. At this point, add the cornstarch and continue to mix until the sauce thickens up.
  • Boil your favorite pasta, drain the pasta, add it to the pan with the sauce, and enjoy!

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Notes

  • This recipe serves 4 and the WW points are per serving.
  • WW Points™: 2 points per serving
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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories136
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5.2g 8%
    • Saturated Fat 3.4g 15%
  • Cholesterol 19mg 7%
  • Sodium 603mg 26%
  • Total Carbohydrate 6.2g 2%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
    • Sugars 1.7g
  • Protein 15.7g 30%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    2 Comments

    1. Amazing!! This was absolutely delicious! Thank you – alfredo is one of my favorites and I haven’t had it in forever. I will definitely be making this again!

      • Thank you so much for leaving a review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Alfredo sauce! We love it as well, it is so creamy and cheesy!

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