If you love alfredo sauce but don't love how unhealthy it is, give this version a try!
UPDATE: Up to now, this recipe has been my "problem child". It works for some people, while others end up with an ugly mess. If you read the comments below, you will see that one of my readers, Jodi, found the solution (thanks Jodi!). This recipe works far better if you use a double boiler. Cottage cheese is VERY sensitive to heat and will separate quickly and easily. A double boiler does the trick! And if you still have any trouble, try changing the brand of cottage cheese you use. I use the organic variety from Trader Joes.
Add all ingredients to a pot and turn on the heat. As the mixture begins to warm, blend in the pot with a hand blender.
Blend till smooth, and the continue to warm until it's nice and hot.
Pour about a half a cup over your pasta and serve.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.