Cottage Cheese Alfredo

A rich and creamy pasta sauce made with cottage cheese. Easy, versatile, and super quick to make, it’s one of the best cottage cheese recipes. 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 persons
Calories 120 kcal

Author Cheryl Malik

Ingredients

  • 1cup milk (skim for low-fat)
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese (low-fat cottage cheese to make this recipe low-fat)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese
  • dried basil to taste
  • dried oregano to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients, except basil, into food processor or blender and blend until smooth.Pour mixture in small saucepan and add basil and oregano.
  • Cook over medium-low heat until heated through and smooth. Add more basil, oregano, salt, or pepper (or other seasonings), to taste.
  • Let cook on low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cooked pasta right before serving and let soak in for a couple minutes. Top with meat or veggies as desired; garnish with fresh chopped parsley, optional. Serve immediately.

Variations

  • Instead of basil and oregano, sprinkle in a bit of Cajun seasoning and serve with blackened chicken, tomatoes, and green onions for a Creole pasta.
  • Use cultured cottage cheese to make this cottage cheese recipe even healthier.
  • Try arrowroot powder instead of cornstarchif you have to or want to avoid corn.

Tips for Making This Cottage Cheese Recipe

  • Make sure you blend the cottage cheese alfredo mixture until it’s very smooth.
  • This cottage cheese recipe is best with about half a pound of pasta. If you don’t mind a less saucy pasta, upping your pasta poundage is fine!
  • Simmer your sauce just until it’s thickened– you don’t want to reduce it too much!

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