Thursday, January 16, 2014

Simple Alfredo Sauce

Monday night is Pasta night at our house! This is the Alfredo sauce I use regularly because I generally have all the ingredients on hand. 

1/2 cup butter
1 8oz. cream cheese 
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 c. milk (I usually use 1% but any should work)
6 oz. Parmesan (I just use the bottled/shaker kind)
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic powder and cream cheese (it helps to soften it and cut it in to cubes).  Whisk until smooth. Add milk a bit at a time and keep whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan and pepper. Whisk until sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will keep thickening after removed from heat. Add a bit of milk if it gets too thick. Serve over hot pasta. Sometimes I like to add cooked/chopped broccoli to it as well.

*This makes enough to feed my family and we usually have enough leftover to make a chicken alfredo pizza on Saturdays pizza night :)


  1. Had this for dinner tonight! it was DELICIOUS! Thanks Lexie!

  2. Wow, I just looked at this. Good stuff.