With the weather FINALLY starting to cool down, I’m in a constant state of comfort food craving. And a rich, creamy, fettuccini alfredo recipe was exactly what I wanted last week.

Now, typically, I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin, or pumpkin flavored foods and drinks. But I had this one can of pure pumpkin on hand, and I wanted to find something to incorporate it in. Considered it’s loaded with vitamins and nutrients, I thought it might be a great way to give my fettuccini alfredo a healthy boost. This, this Pumpkin Alfredo Recipe was born.

Any way you slice it, an alfredo dish is going to be very heavy in fat and calories, so I had to find a few smart ways to trim down this dish without sacrificing flavor.

The biggest thing I did was sub out regular pasta for Miracle Noodle Fettuccini noodles, which I am a regular user of when I want a light pasta dish. They offer a delicious, guilt-free way to indulge in a decadent pasta dish for a LOT fewer calories and carbs, compared to regular pasta. Even my picky husband loves them, so they are a staple around here. A few other alterations and my Pumpkin Alfredo was a success! Creamy, rich, flavorful, and easy, this dish makes a divine Weight Watchers Fall Recipe to indulge in.


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Pumpkin Alfredo Recipe
A rich, creamy, and lighter alfredo recipe, with the seasonal flavor of pure pumpkin.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
4 servings 10 minutes 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 packages Miracle Noodle Fettuccini
  • 1 large zucchini (spiraled)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 2/3 cup fat free half and half
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Drain all Miracle Noodles from package and rinse well. Cook according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in garlic and cook for about a minute, stirring regularly.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Stir until sauce is heated through and cheese is melted. Add in Miracle Noodle and zucchini spirals, and cook over medium-high heat until pasta is evenly coated and zucchini is well heated; about 1-3 minutes.
  4. Divide into 4 bowls, garnish with fresh parsley and extra Parmesan, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups
Each serving = 7 Points*
*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value

 

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Alfredo Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 290mg 12%
Potassium 352mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Sugars 6g
Protein 10g 20%
Calcium 161%
Iron 42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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