Light Pasta Alfredo

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Light Pasta Alfredo

My favorite pasta sauces are alfredo and vodka. I find it hard to choose between them. I have been known to order both at restaurants. Hey, sometimes a girl just has to help herself! This lighter version of the classic alfredo goes down just as smoothly as the original.

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  • 6 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound angel hair pasta
  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well, reserving about ½ cup of the pasta water.

2. In a blender or food processor, combine yogurt, ricotta, parmesan, butter, and lemon zest. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes or until completely smooth.  Stream in reserved pasta water if desired to achieve desired taste and consistency.

3. Toss the cheese and yogurt mixture with the cooked pasta, return to the pot and cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until just warmed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide between bowls and serve warm.