Clean Eating Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Clean Eating Alfredo Sauce Recipe

If you love alfredo sauce but don't love how unhealthy it is, give this version a try! 

Yield 8 servings (4 cups, approximately)
Calories 148 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 4 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (The "powdery" kind, but fresh. The Kraft version is not clean.)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder (1-2 tsp. if you have to talk to people the next day)
  • 1/4 cup milk + some on reserve
US Customary - Metric


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Blend till smooth, and the continue to warm until it's nice and hot.

  4. Pour about a half a cup over your pasta and serve.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Alfredo Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 511mg22%
Potassium 157mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Calcium 173mg17%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.