The other day I was looking for something different to make for dinner, and I had leftover whipping cream from another recipe. So naturally, I thought of alfredo sauce. I really enjoy alfredo on pasta, but it’s really rich so I don’t eat it very often. Also, I thought it was going to be difficult to make, but it was actually really easy! I found this recipe on Pinterest, but adapted it a little by using ingredients I already had! Here’s the original recipe http://ericagilliam.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-alfredo-sauce.html. And here’s my version!
You will need:
|I always buy the HEB brand-it’s cheaper, and sometimes tastes better!|
-4 Tablespoons of butter
-1 Cup heavy whipping cream
-6 Tablespoons Monterey Jack cheese (the original recipe calls for parmesan, but I had MJ on hand! I also want to try this with mozzerella!)
-Garlic powder to taste
-Black pepper to taste
Here’s what you do!
|I feel Paula Deen would approve this recipe.|
1. First, melt the butter over medium heat in a medium-sized saucepan.
2. Next, pour in the cream and heat until it is warm, about 3-5 minutes. Make sure you’re still on medium heat, you don’t want to burn the cream!
3. Then, whisk in the cheese! I added a little more than 6 tablespoons, because I love cheese. Whisk until there are no more lumps, about 1-2 minutes. I’m also hoping to try this recipe with a variety of cheeses.
4. Add the garlic powder and pepper according to your preferences. I added quite a bit to give it a little extra flavor, but make sure you start small and add a little at a time-once it’s in you can’t take it out!
5. Let it simmer for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. This thickens the sauce and allows the flavors to mix together.
6. Finally, pour it over your pasta and enjoy! Also, this is my new favorite type of pasta. It’s called cellentani, and I love the fun squiggly shape. It also holds a lot of sauce, which is the best part of pasta.
I hope you give this recipe a try! It’s really easy, delicious, and there’s not a lot to clean up! You could make it a little fancier and add grilled or sauteed chicken and peas, cherry tomatoes, or anything else you can think of! Until next time!