When you’re thinking of down-to-earth comfort food, it’s hard to beat a big bowl of warm, fresh pasta. In Central PA, we love pasta of all kinds—egg noodles, rivels, pot pie, pasta salad—you name it, we love it! Kreider Farms has already shared with you some of our favorite lactose free pasta and cheese recipes, but there was one we felt we were missing: lactose free fettuccine Alfredo.
Just because you’re lactose intolerant, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of your favorite classic dishes. At Kreider Farms, it’s no secret that we love our regular and lactose free milk, which is why we’ve put together so many recipes for you to enjoy! Make sure you finish off your fettuccine with one of our dessert recipes or our lactose free ice cream.
Lactose Free Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
First things first—if you’re buying your Alfredo sauce in a jar, you’re truly missing out. There’s nothing better than a fresh, homemade sauce recipe for your pasta. Plus, pretty much every Alfredo sauce recipe contains milk and is probably tricky for lactose intolerant people to digest.
Luckily, the recipe for Alfredo sauce is straightforward, so making a lactose free fettuccine Alfredo won’t take much effort! Keep reading to learn what you need.
It’s important to take note that this recipe is not dairy-free, but you can alter it as you need to meet your dietary needs. Also, this sauce recipe will make approximately four servings of lactose free fettuccine Alfredo, so add the appropriate amount of noodles to go with it.
- ¼ cup Lactose Free Butter
- 1 cup Kreider Farms Lactose Free Milk
- 1 Clove Crushed Garlic
- 1 ½ cups Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
- ¼ cup Fresh Chopped Parsley
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Preparation & Cooking
Once you have your sauce ingredients prepped, this recipe won’t take you long. You’ll want your pasta nearly finished by the time you start this.
First, you’ll want to melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium to low heat. Once melted, add your lactose free milk and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Add your garlic, a pinch of salt and pepper, and cheese. Whisk constantly until it’s heated through and has thickened slightly. If you like your sauce on the thicker side, add a bit more cheese in before mixing in the parsley.
Once done, toss in your pasta, coat it thoroughly, and enjoy!
While our lactose free fettuccine Alfredo recipe is a simple one, we realize you may still have some questions. Here are a few common ones that we thought would help out.
Is Parmesan Cheese Lactose Free?
There are quite a few cheeses that most lactose intolerant people find that their stomachs are able to manage. We previously wrote a blog on a few lactose free cheese recipes that goes over this in more detail. But to answer the question, Parmesan cheese is very low in lactose but is not entirely lactose free.
With that in mind, Parmesan may not trigger any symptoms when you eat it. Test out your tolerance before you eat a large amount of it and see how you do.
How is Lactose Free Alfredo Different from Dairy-Free Alfredo?
To learn more about the differences in lactose free and dairy-free products, we suggest reading what we previously wrote about the topic. In short, dairy-free Alfredo contains zero dairy products. So instead of milk, you would use something like coconut milk and flour to make the sauce thicker.
On the other hand, a lactose free fettuccine Alfredo sauce still contains dairy milk, but an enzyme is added to the liquid to break down the lactose. You can learn more about how lactose milk is made by reading more about it on our blog!
Can I Add Other Ingredients to Lactose Free Fettuccine Alfredo?
Of course! Some of our favorite ingredients we like to add to our lactose free fettuccine Alfredo are vegetables. Fresh sautéed peas or mushrooms taste great in Alfredo, and so does broccoli, but you can also throw in nearly any veggie you like. If you enjoy meat, also try tossing in chicken, bacon, or ham. Honestly, your options are almost endless thanks to the sauce!