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  • Anna

    2 years later, I was googling “healthy cream sauce recipe” and this blog was the #1 result. So we tried it, and actually ended up using 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese because we couldn’t find neufchatel cheese and we had also googled a substitute for it and got this suggestion. It works great! We added a bit more cornstarch though, but we wanted the sauce a little thicker. Combined it with ravioli, shrimp, onions, and brussel sprouts. Delish! Thanks for posting this recipe!

    February 10, 2013
    • Hi Anna,

      Yep, the 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese is pretty much the same thing. :) What you put it on sounds fantastic! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. I’m currently working on another healthy cream sauce that I hope to be posting in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for letting us know what you thought of the recipe.

      February 10, 2013
  • Diana

    I made this tonight and it came out great! Doubled the recipe and used a hand blender on the neufchatel, chicken broth, and lemon juice to smooth it out more before adding the thickening mix! So good!

    September 05, 2011
    • I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe Diana.

      September 06, 2011
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    January 12, 2011
  • This is truly a pretty pasta dish. I’m right there with you when it comes to creamy pasta sauces. They are usually to rich for my taste (and calorie allowance for the day). Can’t wait to try this one. :)

    June 23, 2010
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    June 23, 2010
  • If it has pasta and is creamy, then I’m all for it. I’m sending this to my email right now!

    June 22, 2010
  • I believe you…. and I want that! YUM!

    June 22, 2010
  • The Housewife

    This is great! I feel so darn guilty every time I even begin to crave a creamy pasta and end up denying myself. Using the neufchetal cheese is genius!

    June 21, 2010
  • Love fat is good. Need to lose some weight…

    June 21, 2010
  • hello there :)
    stumble upon your blog! lovely blog you have here. Found you on foodbuzz :) Will be dropping by more often! Feel free to save me on your blogroll :) Happy summer!

    Jen

    June 21, 2010
  • I’m not big on creamy sauces but my husband is. Perhaps it’s a male thing? I’ll have to make this for him and will report back.

    June 21, 2010
    • Jen – Thanks for stopping by. Checked out our site – cute.

      Andrea – the cream sauce is Craig’s thing too. but I have to admit that I actually liked this one because it wasn’t so heavy.

      Ken – I think you’re going to like this one. It will work on a lot of things, not just pasta. To keep it thin, eliminate the cornstarch or add more chicken stock. You could also change the taste by adding a bunch of chopped herbs.

      Brad – Thanks, It’s got less fat but doesn’t taste like you’re missing something.

      June 21, 2010
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  • Ken

    nice idea on cutting the fat and calories. Definitely trying this myself.

    June 21, 2010
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    June 21, 2010
  • What a great idea, sounds tasty!

    June 21, 2010

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