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Carrot and Zucchini Noodles in Light Alfredo Sauce - Quick, easy, and healthy dish with carrots and zucchini "noodles" tossed in a light alfredo sauce. Fresh and delicious!
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Carrot and Zucchini Noodles in Light Alfredo Sauce

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Carrot and Zucchini Noodles in Light Alfredo Sauce - Quick, easy, and healthy dish with carrots and zucchini "noodles" tossed in a light alfredo sauce. Fresh and delicious!
Course: Side Dish
Calories: 262.9
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

FOR THE CARROTS AND ZUCCHINI NOODLES

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 zucchini , washed, dried and spiralized
  • 3 large carrots , washed, dried and spiralized
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes , halved
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil

FOR THE LIGHT ALFREDO SAUCE

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese , plus more for topping
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste

Instructions 

  • Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the spiralized zucchini and carrots and cook, tossing often, until slightly softened but still crunchy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, transfer to a colander and let drain at least 5 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare the alfredo sauce.

  • Melt the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until the garlic is soft and fragrant.
  • Add the flour and continue to cook, stirring with a wooden spoon for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in the milk; cook, whisking constantly, for about 3 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Add the cream cheese and parmesan cheese; whisk until melted.
  • Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper; taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Transfer zucchini mixture to plates and top with prepared alfredo sauce.
  • Top with a sprinkle of parmesan.
  • Serve.

Notes

*Serves 2 as a meal
*Serves 4 to 6 as a side dish
 
Nutrition Facts
Carrot and Zucchini Noodles in Light Alfredo Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 262.9 Calories from Fat 176
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.6g30%
Saturated Fat 7.2g36%
Cholesterol 26.8mg9%
Sodium 478mg20%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2.3g9%
Sugar 6.4g7%
Protein 9.9g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.