Monday, July 11, 2011

Homemade Easy Alfredo sauce

We love Alfredo sauce at our house.  It is creamy, yummy and cheesy.... who wouldn't like that... That being said we don't like the bottle stuff from the market.  I have yet to find a suitable brand and have tried lots....also being said good Alfredo sauce can take quite a bit of time to make (which I seem to be lacking lately :(  anyway I came up with a quick easy and yummy alternative to delicious Alredo sauce.... I have added grilled chicken or shrimp and vegetables (like cooked peas or broccoli to this too and it is delicious)... it is not necessary but it just adds additional flavor.  I also cook my pasta in chicken stock to flavor it too.. optional but yummy.

Alfredo Sauce

1 8 oz. package cream cheese ( I use 1/3 less fat)
3/4 cup milk
5-6 garlic cloves ,chopped
1 T. olive oil
1. T. white wine
seasonings of your choice ( I used dried parsley flakes, garlic & onion powder, seasoned salt & pepper to taste)
1 T. butter
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese (and more for garnishing)
1 lb. cooked pasta of your choice

In large skillet, add olive oil heating over medium heat.  Add garlic cloves stirring and cooking until the garlic just starts to brown.  Add the cream cheese breaking up.  Add the milk, wine and seasonings stirring then whisking until sauce is smooth.  Bring to a rapid bubbling simmer adding butter & cheese and whisking until cheese is mixed.  Taste sauce to adjust seasonings if necessary.  Pour over cooked pasta, garnish with additional shredded parmesan.


  1. I have a similar recipe from my daughter and it's heavenly. It is SO tough to find a good store-bought sauce...thanks for the reminder. =)

  2. Oh yeah!! I have all of the above ingredients....Heading to the kitchen!!