Low Fat Pasta Primavera

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Low Fat Recipe for Pasta Primavera

While chatting on twitter last week, I shared with a group of tweeters that there was an easy way to re-make alfredo sauce without all of the calories. I do love Alfredo Sauce and make it whenever I can, but with spring and summer coming, a low fat recipe is welcomed by all. Because of that, I had everyone asking for the recipe. The problem was that I hadn’t made it in ages, and didn’t have a link on the blog to the recipe, but I do now!

This is super simple. I mean, it’s really really simple. I love this recipe because you can add more to it in the forms of your favorite veggies to “beef” it up a bit, or you can keep it simple and use it as a side to a lean protein if you choose. I the picture, I decided to double the recipe, use multi-colored pasta and add in sweet peas and asparagus. Whole grain pasta would also work well. It was a meatless dinner and everyone was full. I’d say it was a win-win situation.

Low Fat Pasta Primavera

2 five to six ounce cups of plain Greek yogurt
1/2 box short pasta(bow ties, penne, ziti, rotini, etc)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup hot pasta water
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 pinches kosher salt

Place a large pot of water on high heat and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, season the water with salt, place pasta in pot and bring down to medium-low heat.
While the pasta is cooking, place Greek yogurt in another pot. Mix in Parmesan cheese, black pepper and kosher salt.
Once pasta is Al Dente, take 1/4th of the pasta water and slowing incorporate into the yogurt mixture.
Drain the pasta and place into the creamy mixture. Toss well, sprinkle a little more Parmesan on top and serve immediately.

Note: this is a no frills, totally good recipe. Please feel free to add some herbs from your garden or your favorite veggie to the mix. Parsley works well, and basil would be even better. Enjoy!

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  1. 4.7.12
    Alex M said:

    I am making yogurt today so I do believe I will try this out this week. Your timing is swell!!!

  2. 4.7.12
    Precious said:

    This sounds so yummy Amiyrah. I haven’t been on the computer much so I was shocked and elated to see that you are home. Thank God you are home safe. I prayed for your safe homecoming every day.

    I just got done catching up on your blog since your arrival home. BTW, don’t worry about anonymous. I had to deal with stupid people like he or she too when I was blogging. Just remember that their actions speak for who they are and yours speak for who you are. Thank you for your heroic service to our country. You and your family should be very proud.

  3. 4.8.12
    Amiyrah said:


    let me know how it turns out for you! I bet using homemade yogurt would make it taste even better.


    I’m so glad to see you stop by! I saw that your blog was gone and I have to admit, I was so bummed. Wasn’t sure if you were even cruising around online anymore. Thank you for your kind words. Anonymous really didn’t bother me too much, but I didn’t like that my readers were bothered by their comments. So, I just had to close the book on that with a post. Thank you for your prayers and I am so glad to be home :).