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Alfredo Greek Yogurt (13g Protein, Low Calories)

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This Alfredo Greek Yogurt Pasta sauce is a protein-packed, lightened-up version of the traditional Alfredo sauce recipe.

It’s packed with proteins from Greek yogurt, lower in fats and calories but with the same delicious creamy garlic flavors you love.

This Alfredo Greek Yogurt Pasta sauce is a lightened-up version of the traditional Alfredo sauce recipe. It's packed with proteins from Greek yogurt, lower in fats and calories but with the same delicious creamy garlic flavors you love.

You might have already tried some of my many alfredo recipes such as my 3-Ingredient Alfredo Sauce, Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce, or Steak Alfredo In 30 Minutes!

It’s by far my favorite pasta sauce flavor. But Alfredo sauce can be packed with too many calories.

So, if you are trying to eat healthier but still want to enjoy a delicious creamy garlic pasta sauce, try this Greek yogurt alfredo sauce.

It contains only 135 kcal, and it’s packed with 13 grams of proteins that will keep you full for hours.

This Alfredo Greek Yogurt Pasta sauce is a lightened-up version of the traditional Alfredo sauce recipe. It's packed with proteins from Greek yogurt, lower in fats and calories but with the same delicious creamy garlic flavors you love.This Alfredo Greek Yogurt Pasta sauce is a lightened-up version of the traditional Alfredo sauce recipe. It's packed with proteins from Greek yogurt, lower in fats and calories but with the same delicious creamy garlic flavors you love.

How To Make Alfredo Greek Yogurt

Making this recipe is super easy, it just takes a handful of classic ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil or avocado oil – any oil you have on hand or butter will work.
  • Garlic Cloves – mince garlic or crushed garlic.
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Skim Milk or almond milk
  • Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese or freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Cooked Pasta of choice – feel free to use your favorite long-strand pasta like spaghetti, or linguine are a great choice for Alfredo recipes

Preparation

Making Greek yogurt pasta sauce is pretty simple, and it takes barely 10 minutes.

In a large non-stick pan, warm olive oil or butter. Add garlic and cook for a few seconds until fragrant.

Stir in milk, Greek yogurt and cook on low heat for a few seconds. When warm, add Parmesan, salt, and pepper to taste.

Stir constantly to melt in the Parmesan cheese and cook on low-medium heat until just warm.

However, the key to keeping the sauce thin and consistent you must work at low-medium heat.

If you heat Greek yogurt at too high a temperature, the sauce splits, and the yogurt forms a curd-like texture. You will see curd pieces in the sauce and a watery liquid around.

This Alfredo Greek Yogurt Pasta sauce is a lightened-up version of the traditional Alfredo sauce recipe. It's packed with proteins from Greek yogurt, lower in fats and calories but with the same delicious creamy garlic flavors you love.

Fixing Split Curdy Sauce

If the sauce splits or forms curd, you can transfer it to a blender, add a cornstarch slurry, and blend it on high speed.

Then, return it to low heat to thicken it up. Instead of cornstarch, you can also use xanthan gum, from 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon.

To make the slurry, stir one tablespoon of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl.

Serving

Serve the sauce with the cooked pasta of your choice. The best pasta for Alfredo’s recipe is long pasta like spaghetti, bucatini, linguine, angel hair, and fettuccine.

Stir the cooked pasta in the warm sauce, or pour the sauce over the warm pasta.

Pick the right pasta for your health goals, including low-carb pasta like Slendier or edamame pasta.

You can also use this sauce as a swap to bechamel in a lasagna dish, over roasted vegetables, or zucchini pasta.

Storage Instructions

Store the sauce in the fridge, with or without pasta, for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

You can also store it in the freezer for up to one month. Thaw in the fridge the day before, then rewarm in a microwave-safe bowl or saucepan.

This Alfredo Greek Yogurt Pasta sauce is a lightened-up version of the traditional Alfredo sauce recipe. It's packed with proteins from Greek yogurt, lower in fats and calories but with the same delicious creamy garlic flavors you love.

Allergy Swaps

Below are some ingredient swap ideas if you need them:

  • Milk Option – You can use any milk in this recipe, including almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk. Feel free to use half-half or heavy cream for a thicker sauce.
  • Low Salt/Sodium – This is optional. Skip for less sodium.
  • Dairy-Free – Use plain Greek-style yogurt, dairy-free milk like almond milk, and replace the Parmesan with 1/4 cup nutritional yeast.
  • Garlic – You can replace the fresh garlic with 3/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are my answers to your most common questions about this recipe.

Can I Substitute Yogurt For Heavy Cream In Alfredo Sauce?

You can swap heavy cream with Plain Greek yogurt in Alfredo sauce.
However, make sure you cook the sauce on low heat or the yogurt split, and the sauce looks very watery with yogurt curd.

Can I Use Greek Yogurt Instead Of Heavy Cream For Pasta?

Most pasta sauce recipe work well with Greek yogurt instead of full-fat cream to increase the protein and decrease the fat and calories.

More Pasta Recipes

If you like pasta and pasta sauce recipes, here are some more delicious options for you!

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This Alfredo Greek Yogurt Pasta sauce is a lightened-up version of the traditional Alfredo sauce recipe. It's packed with proteins from Greek yogurt, lower in fats and calories but with the same delicious creamy garlic flavors you love.This Alfredo Greek Yogurt Pasta sauce is a lightened-up version of the traditional Alfredo sauce recipe. It's packed with proteins from Greek yogurt, lower in fats and calories but with the same delicious creamy garlic flavors you love.

Alfredo Greek Yogurt

This Alfredo Greek Yogurt Pasta sauce is a lightened-up version of the traditional Alfredo sauce recipe. It's packed with proteins from Greek yogurt, lower in fats and calories but with the same delicious creamy garlic flavors you love.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings (1/2 cup)
Serving Size: 1 serving (1/2 cup sauce)
4.95 from 95 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil or butter
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 ½ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • cup Skim Milk or half-half or skim milk (note 1)
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch Salt to taste
  • 8 ounces Cooked Pasta spaghetti, fettuccine or penne
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Instructions

  • Cook the pasta following the packaging instructions for al-dente pasta. Use any pasta type you love, including low-carb, gluten-free, or protein pasta. Drain and set it aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add olive oil and sauté the garlic until fragrant – about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • On low-medium heat, whisk in Greek yogurt and milk, then add cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Cook until the cheese melts and the sauce is warm. Don't simmer or cook on high heat or the sauce splits and forms yogurt curd. If it does, you can blend the sauce with a cornstarch slurry – see note 2.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta of choice and cook for a few extra minutes until warm and the pasta is coated with the sauce.
  • Serve with freshly chopped Parsley over any pasta you love.

Storage

  • Store for up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container. The sauce thickens in the fridge, and rewarm with a splash of water to loosen the sauce. Freeze it for up to one month and thaw it in the refrigerator the day before.

Notes

Note 1: Feel free to use any milk you love like soy milk, almond milk, or skim milk.
Note 2: If the sauce splits or forms a curd due to high temperature, stir in a cornstarch slurry and blend until smooth. To make the slurry, mix one tablespoon of cornstarch with three tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl. Stir in the warm Greek yogurt alfredo sauce until it binds it. You can also replace the slurry with 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum. You don’t need to stir the gum in cold water. Sprinkle over the sauce and whisk until it gets thick.
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Serving Size: 1 serving (1/2 cup sauce)
Yield: 4 servings (1/2 cup)
Serving: 1serving (1/2 cup sauce)Calories: 135.4kcal (7%)Carbohydrates: 4.7g (2%)Fiber: 0.2g (1%)Net Carbs: 4.5gProtein: 12.6g (25%)Fat: 7.3g (11%)Saturated Fat: 2.6g (16%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.7gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 12.3mg (4%)Sodium: 264.9mg (12%)Potassium: 135.7mg (4%)Sugar: 2.6g (3%)Vitamin A: 101.2IU (2%)Vitamin B12: 0.7µg (12%)Vitamin C: 1.4mg (2%)Vitamin D: 0.1µg (1%)Calcium: 264.5mg (26%)Iron: 0.3mg (2%)Magnesium: 14.9mg (4%)Zinc: 0.8mg (5%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

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    1 Thought On Alfredo Greek Yogurt (13g Protein, Low Calories)
  1. 5 stars
    I made a variation of this today. I LOVE cheese but I take it to another level and it blows out my macros for the day. So I made this with Greek Yogurt and Nutritional Yeast and a smidge of olive oil with Basil. I wish I had used fresh garlic and basil, but it was good. Oh and I didn’t have any milk so I used water. But now I know it’ll b even better with the milk. I wanted to indulge on cheese earlier so I had to sacrifice it here. Thank you for the recipe. I’ve got it booked marked for future 🙂

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