Easy Creamy Alfredo Sauce

Rating: 5 out of 5.

If you haven’t noticed, pasta is kind of my thing. Probably too much my thing, honestly. Then again, who doesn’t like pasta?

I always avoided making Fettuccini Alfredo at home because all of the jarred Alfredo sauces were pretty gross, to say the least. So instead I would hop on over to good old Olive Garden anytime I was craving a hefty serving of Seafood Fettuccini Alfredo. Yes, Olive Garden. Sue me.

Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Well, once again we owe a huge shoutout to #lockdown2020 because I finally had the time and desire to try making Alfredo sauce at home. Little did I know, it was pretty basic and consists only of the things I love most – milk, cheese, butter and garlic. You know, all the healthy things we keep around the kitchen.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Recipe

Prep Time  5  minutes

Cook Time  15 minutes

Serves 6 people 

Ingredients

  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt one stick of butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add in garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds. Sprinkle flour in over butter and garlic, and whisk together to thicken. 
  2. Whisk in milk, cream, cream cheese and parmesan and simmer for 5-7 minutes. If the sauce is too thick, gradually add in more cream or milk until you reach the desired consistency.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Tips

  1. This sauce tastes great in pasta, but would also be delicious lightly drizzled over steak or veggies.  
  2. Add in some red pepper flakes for a little heat, or grated Romano for a little extra flavor.

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