Feta Alfredo

Have you ever noticed that by the time you get halfway through a plate of alfredo, you don’t like it anymore?

That will not happen with this sauce, my very slightly healthier spin on an old classic. Though I would be lying completely if I told you that the chief downside of alfredo sauce (er…the enormous number of calories) was actually improved. But just eat a big salad and go for a walk and put it out of your mind!

This is one of the simplest pasta sauces you could ever make. It’s just as easy to make a single serving as it is to whip up a batch to serve 8. Every time I make it, my husband gets really excited, and I think you will get excited, too!

Mince 2 shallots. Sauté them in a small saucepan in about 1 tbsp. of butter or olive oil until they are translucent. Stir constantly to prevent them from burning. Trust me…that would not be ideal.

Pour cream over the shallots. Spoon in some sour cream and stir until it is melted. The liquid will be bubbling, so stir constantly. Try not to let it brown.

Add in the feta and stir until it melts.

Once the feta is melted, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the parmesan. Immediately pour over hot, cooked pasta. The sauce is really great with spinach fettuccine, though I didn’t have any on hand when I was taking the pictures.

Feta Alfredo

a Savored Grace original
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword creamy, feta, pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Makes 4 servings


  • ½ lb. angel hair or fettuccine
  • 1 tbsp. salted butter
  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • ½ cup low-fat sour cream or 5% fat Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup heavy cream*
  • ½ cup finely crumbled feta
  • 3 tbsp. grated parmesan


  • Cook pasta as directed.
  • Melt butter in small saucepan. Add shallots and sauté over medium-high heat until fragrant and beginning to brown.
  • Lower heat to medium-low and add sour cream. Stir for 15 seconds and then add cream and feta. Stir until feta is completely melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in parmesan.
  • Immediately toss sauce with drained pasta and serve warm.


*I do not recommend substituting light cream or milk for the heavy cream. The feta is already quite low in fat, and it will not melt into a lower fat liquid.
Do crumble the feta as small as you can so that it can dissolve as much as possible into the sauce.
If the feta does not melt, you may use a blender to achieve a creamier texture (or you can leave crumbles of feta throughout).
This pasta sauce is excellent served together with roasted vegetables, such as broccoli!


♥ Melissa

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  1. Bill Edwards - August 10, 2011 Reply

    yum, yum, I love the happy looking shallots…

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