We don't eat Alfredo sauce often but, its great to have an easy 'homemade' recipe for this sauce. I had to throw together dinner quickly the other night and found this great recipe from The Recipe Critic. I plan on utilizing this sauce recipe more in chicken dishes and casseroles as well... I do make my 'One Pot Chicken Alfredo' which we do love but, the addition of Italian spices and cream cheese to this sauce really enhanced the overall flavor! ~Enjoy! Diane
The Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce
(great over any pasta!)
1/2 cup butter
2 cups heavy whipping cream
4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, optional*
1/2 - 1 teaspoon garlic powder, optional*
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a medium saucepan add butter, heavy whipping cream, and cream cheese. Cook over medium heat and whisk until melted. Add the minced garlic, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Continue to whisk until smooth. Add the grated Parmesan cheese.
Bring to a simmer and continue to cook for about 3-5 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Toss it with your favorite pasta!
**garlic note: if you love garlic, add 1 tsp powder and the minced garlic. if you just "kind of like" garlic, add in 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. if you prefer no garlic, then omit entirely.
recipe from: The Recipe Critic
photos by: Diane Baker for Canning and Cooking at Home