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Eggplant Alfredo Fettuccine

Gluten Free Keto Low Carb Vegetarian

Recipe by Chef Michele Ragussis

  • Cook Time 25 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Difficulty Easy

Low-Carb Eggplant Alfredo Fettuccine

Whether you're a full-time vegetarian or just looking for some veggie-friendly meals to change up your usual repertoire, you can't miss low-carb eggplant alfredo. Eggplant adds a little oomph to this delicious dish.

Have you cooked with eggplant much? It can be intimidating to some, but you'll be hooked once you see how easy and fast this recipe is. Eggplant adds a hearty, filling texture that pairs well with creamy alfredo sauce. With It’s Skinny Fettuccine, you can indulge without the guilt!

The Wonders of Eggplant

Admittedly, eggplant alfredo isn’t exactly a traditional dish. It’s more of a variation on a classic with some creative license. But once you try this recipe, we think you’ll be a believer—eggplant is a great way to enhance alfredo.

Alfredo sauce is a go-to Italian favorite. The rich, creamy sauce comes from Rome, Italy. It was named for a chef, Alfredo di Lelio, who first made the creamy parmesan and butter pasta for his pregnant wife. It was such a hit that he added it to his restaurant menu, and the rest, they say…is history.

Today's recipe still features butter and parmesan cheese for a rich, creamy, pasta-coating sauce that's crave-worthy (and one of our favorite eggplant dishes). Fettuccine alfredo is often served with chicken or broccoli (occasionally shrimp), but eggplant is another excellent option, especially if you want something that's filling yet vegetarian-friendly.

Eggplant (also known as aubergine) is an Italian staple. It is featured in many regional dishes throughout the Mediterranean. While this dish gives a nod to its Italian origins, eggplant alfredo is a relatively unique and modern vegetable-forward twist.

When properly prepared, eggplant has a creamy texture that complements rich alfredo sauce. The distinctive, slightly smokey flavor adds depth and makes this dish feel (and taste) even greater than the sum of its simple parts.

There are many reasons why you should add more eggplant to your menu, too. It's highly nutritious and has many health benefits. It's low-carb but filling, making it an ideal choice for keto and low-carb dieters.

The fiber in eggplant helps you feel full while keeping your blood sugar levels steady. The veggie also packs a powerful punch of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, K, B6, Potassium, and Magnesium. It's also rich in antioxidants. 

One of the best things about eggplant is that it's versatile. It can stand in for meat in many dishes. You can bake, roast, grill, or sauté eggplant. Enjoy it as a main course (like our keto eggplant parmesan), a side dish, or an appetizer.

Eggplant is easy to prepare, especially in this eggplant alfredo recipe. If you’re intrigued, wait until you take a bite of this creamy, to-die-for dish!

Fettuccine for You!

Low-carb and keto diets work well because you get results. It's also a satisfying way to eat. Fat and protein are both filling.

But where low-carb and keto dieters get tripped up is with too much deprivation. After all, what’s life without yummy pasta or some fried rice now and again? Unfortunately, even a minor slip can take your body out of ketosis and derail your progress.

Don't worry—you're about to learn the secret to keto and low-carb diet success. It's Skinny Pasta and It's Skinny Rice-Shape are absolutely perfect answers to tackle your cravings while staying on track.

You see, thanks to another special vegetable called konjac root, you can enjoy pasta and rice-shape with ZERO net carbs and only 9 calories per two-serving pack! Konjac root comes from Asia, where it’s been enjoyed for many years. It’s full of a satisfying type of dietary fiber, glucomannan. This fiber-rich food keeps you full and holds cravings at bay.

Not only are you satisfying your “mouth hunger” with It’s Skinny, but you’re also satisfying your tummy. When we crave foods, sometimes it’s about the texture and taste, and sometimes it’s about the time of day and state of satiety. It’s Skinny hits both craving notes with the right pasta and rice-shape texture and a filling formula for satisfaction.

What’s more, It’s Skinny comes in several varieties, making it easy to swap into all your favorite recipes. Each style of It’s Skinny is available in Organic versions, too (ideal for clean eating). Choose from:

Or give them all a try with a variety pack. It’s Skinny is quick to prepare too. You don’t need to boil water and carefully measure. Open your package of It’s Skinny Pasta, drain, rinse, and add it to your other ingredients at the end of cooking. In just three minutes, It’s Skinny heats through and is ready to enjoy!

Unlike many pasta and rice swaps, It’s Skinny doesn't have an overpowering taste or strange texture. If you've tried zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, cauliflower rice, or even other types of shirataki noodles, you've probably noticed that things taste a little…off. With It's Skinny, there's no strange aftertaste. It won't water down your dish or leave everything tasting like cauliflower (or zucchini).

It’s Skinny is a simple, gluten-free, vegan way to enjoy low-carb pasta. It's an excellent option for those on the ketogenic diet but also perfect for intermittent Fasters, Paleo dieters, and those following Whole 30 plans. Calorie counters are thrilled with a 9-calorie pasta option that won't leave you hungry for more.

Order It’s Skinny today. If you’re looking for ideas, explore our recipe database. We have all sorts of ways you can have your (low-carb) pasta and eat it too! Remake all your favorite dishes with It’s Skinny!

Now, if you’re ready for a delicious version of fettuccine alfredo with a twist, don’t miss low-carb eggplant alfredo!

Tips and Suggestions for Eggplant Alfredo

As with all our recipes, we try to make things as simple as possible. You can make this delicious dish even if you're a kitchen novice. We also think the kitchen should be fun! So, make this classic Italian dish dish your own. Feel free to customize it and follow some of these tips and tricks to make it extra special!

Can I add more protein to this dish?

You’ll get some protein from the heavy cream and parmesan in this pasta dish, but if you want to kick up the protein, there are many options. One of the best ways is to do a riff on carbonara with some prosciutto or bacon. The salty smokiness goes really well with eggplant.

You could also serve this as a side dish with steak. You could enjoy eggplant alfredo with chicken or with fish. No matter how you prefer your protein, this vegetarian pasta works as a main course or a delicious way to round out an Italian dinner.

Can I use It’s Skinny Spaghetti instead of Fettuccine?

We’ll let you in on a fun secret—you can use any type of It’s Skinny keto pasta (or rice-shape) in any of our recipes! Follow the same instructions—drain, rinse, and set aside. Add It’s Skinny to your pan at the end of cooking and let it heat through. Voila! You’ve got a yummy low-carb meal!

We chose Fettuccine here because it pairs best with hearty Alfredo sauce. The thick noodles really hold onto the creamy sauce well and there's something so classic about the pairing. But if you want to try It’s Skinny Spaghetti (or Angel Hair or even Rice-Shape), it would also be right at home in this recipe!

Can I add more vegetables or spices to this recipe?

If you like some heat or a few more vegetables in your alfredo, you can put almost anything you want in this versatile sauce. The thing about Alfredo sauce is that it’s good with practically everything! Add mushrooms, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, broccoli, broccolini, leek, onion, and more.

The cream and parmesan create that velvety sauce that needs little more than garlic, salt, and black pepper. However, some folks like a little spice, and you could easily add some red pepper flakes to bring on the heat. Add garlic powder for extra flavor. Consider adding fresh basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, or oregano for some Italian seasoning and flavor.

How to Make Low-Carb Eggplant Alfredo Fettuccine

Are you ready to make this easy low-carb recipe?! Even if it's your first time cooking eggplant, you'll be able to put this dish together in no time flat. It's a simple, versatile veggie that's really yummy in this Fettuccine Alfredo! It's one of our favorite keto eggplant recipes with ultra-simple ingredients.

Watch Chef Michele whip together this tasty low-carb eggplant alfredo recipe on the It's Skinny YouTube channel!

NUTRITION INFORMATION FOR LOW CARB EGGPLANT ALFREDO

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Ingredients

  • Fettuccine | It's Skinny
  • 1 package It's Skinny Fettuccine
  • 1/2 eggplant, cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper, to taste

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