This is a great Alfredo Sauce. It is so quick and easy and the texture always turns out right. The cream cheese in this gives it the perfect texture. I also like it because most alfredos call for cream. I don’t usually keep cream on hand but I do usually have cream cheese on hand to use in desserts and frostings.
I use this as a side dish served with roast, chicken, or pork steaks. It also makes a good main dish if you add ham or chicken. I have also used this sauce to make chicken alfredo pizza.
I know this is not the healthiest but it is a nice quick meal. When I made it last week, I used whole wheat pasta, that makes it healthy right?
This sauce does make a lot. When I make it for my family I usually half it.
Quick and Easy Alfredo
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 cups milk
- 6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese (the real stuff, not the stuff in the green can)
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
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 and pepper. 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.
Adapted from allrecipes.com