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Cottage cheese alfredo with fettuccine noodles in a bowl

Cottage Cheese Alfredo

A rich and creamy pasta sauce made with cottage cheese. Easy, versatile, and super quick to make, it's one of the best cottage cheese recipes. 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dinner, pasta, skinny
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 120 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 1 cup milk (skim for low-fat)
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese (low-fat cottage cheese to make this recipe low-fat)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese
  • dried basil to taste
  • dried oregano to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish, optional

Wine Pairings — See Notes


  1. Put all the ingredients, except basil, into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Pour the mixture in a small saucepan and add basil and oregano. Cook over medium-low heat until heated through and smooth. Add more basil, oregano, salt, or pepper (or other seasonings), to taste.

    cottage cheese alfredo sauce poured into a sauce pan
  3. Let it cook on low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the cooked pasta right before serving and let it soak in for a couple of minutes. Top with meat or veggies as desired; garnish with fresh chopped parsley, optional. Serve immediately.

    cottage cheese alfredo sauce and freshly cooked pasta in a pan with tongs

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Recipe Notes

Wine Pairings
I recommend buying wine from Scout and Cellar, especially for lower carb or sugar and the health conscious. There's no added sugar to these wines, and they're all much lower in carbs, calories, and sugar. For me, there's no headache or fogginess the next day!

This recipe combines soft cheeses and delicious pasta, so you can get away with a variety of wine pairings. I recommend:

Nutrition Facts
Cottage Cheese Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 467mg20%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Calcium 239mg24%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.