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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easy Alfredo Sauce

This is the easiest recipe for Alfredo Sauce.


8 0z. cream cheese (regular or low-fat)
1 stick butter (regular or light)
2/3 cup 2% milk
2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Put everything in a saucepan. Cook on high heat until the butter melts and the milk starts to bubble. Turn to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is smooth, about 20-30 minutes. That's it. How easy is that?

If you use low-fat cream cheese and light butter, the sauce will be thinner and less rich, but it's still good. I like to serve this with sauteed mushrooms and steamed broccoli. I add a little red pepper to the broccoli sometimes.

We had a potluck dinner at school today, so I cooked up some Rotini (I used the kind with extra fiber and protein--can't remember the brand name), mixed in the Alfredo sauce, mushrooms, and broccoli, topped it with some shredded mozzarella and Parmesan, and baked it until it was bubbly. (Actually I stuck it in the fridge over night and baked it in the home ec room at 350 for about 40 minutes.) Yum!

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