Monday, April 9, 2012

Speedy Quick Alfredo Sauce

Not my picture; not my pasta.
Image used from the internet.

My family loves pasta.

As in, they would not complain if I served pasta every night of the week.

I would complain.

They would not.

My girl loves Alfredo sauce.

Matter of fact, a real "treat" to her is when I let her get a lean cuisine meal for dinner!  She always gets the chicken Alfredo!

Now, my boys, they are a classic red sauce.  I'll post that recipe later -- but today is for a quick Alfredo sauce.

I made this when we were having friends over for dinner.

It was such a hit.  It's great because these are normal ingredients and you are not having to start with a basic white sauce. 

This recipe is basically melting cheese together!

And even I liked it! 

You want to know what I liked about this sauce -- it was thick. 

Thick!

Not a thin little white sauce that you're kind of scraping the plate with your noodles.

This is a substantial, stick to the noodles, kind of sauce.

If that bugs you -- but you like the way this tasts -- just add some more milk to your desired consistency!

Easy!
Speedy Quick Alfredo Sauce

4 TBSP butter
1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 pkg. cream cheese
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 cups milk
6 oz grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/8 nutmeg, optional

In a large sauce pan, melt the butter.  Add the chopped garlic and saute until fragrant; being careful not to burn the garlic.  Add in the cream cheese and stir until melted.  Add in the garlic powder and the milk, whisking quickly until the milk is incorporated and the sauce is smooth. 

Add in the Parmesan cheese, a bit at a time, whisking until the cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.  Season with the black pepper and the nutmeg, if desired.

Serve over hot cooked pasta. 

Add grilled chicken or steamed broccoli to the sauce for a complete "meal in one!"

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