Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe Swap with Zucchini Noodles

Apr 26 2018
Z’paghetti: A low-carb spaghetti swap made from spiralized zucchini.

Girlfredo: A creamy low-calorie sauce that tastes exactly like Alfredo.

Too-Easy Z'paghetti Girlfredo: Our latest zucchini-noodle creation, complete with a super-simple sauce you’ll flip over!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Too-Easy Z'paghetti Girlfredo Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (about 1 1/4 cups): 114 calories, 7g total fat (3.5g sat fat), 326mg sodium, 9.5g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 5.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 3*

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


1 lb. (about 2 medium) spiralized zucchini

2 1/2 tbsp. light/reduced-fat cream cheese

2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread

2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese

1 tsp. chopped garlic

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper


Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir zucchini until hot and slightly softened, about 3 minutes.

Transfer to a strainer, and thoroughly drain.

Remove skillet from heat, respray, and bring to medium-low heat. Add drained zucchini and remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until sauce is uniform and dish is hot, about 2 minutes.


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SmartPoints® value* not what you expected? We follow the same method as Weight Watchers when calculating the SmartPoints® value* for a recipe: We add up the SmartPoints® values* of the individual ingredients. (Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes.)

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