Friday, February 3, 2012

Homemade Alfredo Sauce


I ate myself silly with this concoction. After the kids were tucked into bed, I beached myself on the couch and didn't move all night. Ahhhh...carb coma. The next day, I forced myself to the gym because some of that cream and pasta was going to stick around on my thighs (let alone my arteries!)

I threw some grilled chicken and broccoli on with the pasta (I used ziti instead of the normal fettuccine) to hopefully balance out the food groups. If it had this sauce on it, I devoured it. My sons just ate pasta, and passed on the sauce. Party poopers! The leftovers the next day reheated really well.

Alfredo Sauce
recipe adapted from allrecipes.com
Serves 4

2 tablespoons butter
1 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper (or black pepper works fine, too)
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

For serving:
Your choice of pasta, cooked al dente

Melt butter in the skillet. Saute garlic until fragrant but not browned, approximately 1 minute. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes. Slowly add milk and half-and-half, stirring until thickened, smooth and creamy. Stir in Parmesan cheese; stir until cheese is melted. Serve over cooked pasta.

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