creamy cottage cheese alfredo sauce served over noodles. Pictured in a large skillet with a serving plate in the top left corner

Easy Creamy Cottage Cheese Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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This easy creamy cottage cheese alfredo sauce recipe is lower in fat than traditional alfredo sauce, and it is lower in fat thanks to the cottage cheese! With low fat milk and cottage cheese, spices, and parmesan cheese, this alfredo sauce will become your new favorite pasta sauce as soon as you try it!

Easy creamy cottage cheese alfredo in a skillet with a wooden spoon for serving

Alfredo is such an indulgent, creamy pasta dish that it can almost make you feel a little guilty after eating it, but this recipe is the exception! Made with a cottage cheese base and low fat milk, this creamy pasta sauce is a healthy version of classic alfredo. Not only is this alfredo sauce with cottage cheese healthy, but it is simple to make and will taste much better than any alfredo in a jar, I promise! An added bonus? You probably already have all of the ingredients that you need on hand!

You will love how easy this cottage cheese alfredo is to make. The simplicity of the steps makes it a perfect, low-fat option for a busy weeknight dinner. The only things that you’ll need from your kitchen are a food processor and a skillet, which will make cleanup a breeze. To make this cottage cheese alfredo sauce, start by combining your low fat milk, low fat cottage cheese, cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese in the food processor. Blend it until it is nice and smooth, similar to original alfredo sauce. Once it is completely blended, transfer the whole mixture into a skillet. Add in your dried oregano, and let it simmer until it has thickened. Once it is thick enough to serve, it’s ready to enjoy over your favorite pasta. 

Why You’ll Love This Cottage Cheese Alfredo

  • This healthy cottage cheese alfredo is a low fat, tasty substitution for original alfredo sauce.
  • You probably already have everything that you need to make this cottage cheese alfredo!
  • You only need a few things from your kitchen to make this alfredo sauce, so cleanup is super easy.
  • This alfredo recipe with cottage cheese doesn’t take long to make, so it can be enjoyed as a weeknight dinner.
  • Your whole family will love this creamy, cheesy pasta sauce. 

Ingredients For Your Cottage Cheese Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 cups low fat milk
  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano

How to Make Your Healthy Cottage Cheese Alfredo

Step 1: In a blender or food processor, add milk, cottage cheese, cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Blend until smooth

Step 2: Pour alfredo sauce and dried oregano into a large skillet and heat over medium heat until slightly thick.

Step 3: Serve immediately with your favorite pasta. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!

creamy cottage cheese alfredo sauce served over noodles.  Pictured in a large skillet with a serving plate in the top left corner

What to Serve/Pair with Your Alfredo Recipe with Cottage Cheese

This healthy cottage cheese alfredo is delicious when served on any of your favorite pastas! If you are trying to cut back on carbs, you can also serve this alfredo on zucchini noodles (zoodles), sauteed spinach, or even hearts of palm pasta. You can also use this cottage cheese alfredo in any recipe that calls for alfredo sauce! If you’re like me and you like to have bread to dip into your pasta sauce, you can never go wrong with these quick and easy homemade breadsticks with parmesan. They’re soft, flavorful, and pair perfectly with this homemade alfredo sauce.

Popular Substitutions & Additions

If you don’t have low fat milk on hand, you can use 2% instead.


Feel free to adjust the spice measurements in this alfredo recipe with cottage cheese to suit your taste preferences. You can even add a little spice!

Storage & Leftovers

Leftover cottage cheese alfredo sauce can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge. I like to keep mine in a mason jar. It will remain fresh for up to 3 days if it is properly stored. I recommend reheating leftover cottage cheese alfredo in a skillet on the stovetop.

Cottage Cheese Alfredo FAQs

Can I use powdered parmesan cheese instead of grated for this cottage cheese alfredo?

No, for this alfredo recipe, you’ll want to stick to grated parmesan cheese.

Can I use a blender instead of a food processor for this alfredo sauce?

Sure, if you don’t have a food processor on hand, you can use a blender.

Can I freeze this homemade alfredo sauce?

Yes, you can freeze this cottage cheese alfredo sauce! Once it has completely cooled, put it in a freezer safe, sealed container. It will last in the freezer for up to 3 months!

cottage cheese alfredo sauce over pasta noodles in a skillet, garnished with fresh parsley

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creamy cottage cheese alfredo sauce served over noodles. Pictured in a large skillet with a serving plate in the top left corner

Easy Creamy Cottage Cheese Alfredo Sauce Recipe

April King
This easy creamy cottage cheese alfredo sauce recipe is lower in fat than traditional alfredo sauce, and it is lower in fat thanks to the cottage cheese! With low fat milk and cottage cheese, spices, and parmesan cheese, this alfredo sauce will become your new favorite pasta sauce as soon as you try it!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups low fat milk
  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano

Instructions
 

  • In a blender or food processor, add milk, cottage cheese, cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Blend until smooth
  • Pour alfredo sauce and dried oregano into a large skillet and heat over medium heat until slightly thick.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite pasta. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!
Keyword Cottage cheese alfredo
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