Monday, June 1, 2009

Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

This is definitely a recipe on my "go-to" list because of it's simplicity.  And, a creamy alfredo is just so comforting to eat!  We had this a couple nights ago and I didn't post it earlier because I thought that I had already shared this recipe.  Silly me for almost depriving you of this quick & easy dinner idea!  Serve as a side dish or add your favorite meat (we like chicken) and some veggies (broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms...use your imagination!) to make a full meal.  I think the secret to the quickness and creaminess is the definitely the cream cheese...who would have thought?!

Quick & Easy Alfredo Sauce
(Source: Modified from All Recipes)

5 Min
5 Min
10 Min
SERVINGS 4-6 (depending on how saucy you like it!)

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (or low fat Neufchatel cream cheese)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, to taste
  • Dried basil, to taste
  1. Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan, pepper, and basil. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked too long. Toss with hot pasta to serve.

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