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Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄4lb sweet butter (1/2 cup, light butter works fine!)
  • 1cup heavy cream or 1 cup light cream
  • 3⁄4cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • salt
  • 1⁄4teaspoon pepper, freshly ground

Directions:

  • Place butter in microwave safe pot and heat on high for 30 seconds or until melted.
  • Add cream and warm on high for approximately 1 minute.
  • Add Parmesan cheese and warm until cheese melts.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. (If serving with shrimp, you might not need much salt.).
  • Pour over 4 servings of warm noodles (I use angel hair) and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
  • Notes: I serve it with cubed, grilled or broiled chicken breast mixed in with the noodles or shrimp. Add a green salad and you have a complete meal. I have used margarine and canned Parmesan cheese and it worked fine.

Reviews:

  • Scouter Girl

    Sooooo good! I substituted fat free half & half for the cream but didn’t change anything else. Even with the substitute, I still found it to be rich and flavorful. I can only imagine how sinful it would be with the real deal. Thank you for sharing! It’s a keeper! ;D

  • Scouter Girl

    Sooooo good! I substituted fat free half & half for the cream but didn’t change anything else. Even with the substitute, I still found it to be rich and flavorful. I can only imagine how sinful it would be with the real deal. Thank you for sharing! It’s a keeper! ;D

  • Paulette10

    I read the reviews to see if it needed any tweeking. Took some advice, added a teaspoon of precrushed garlic from a jar, I mixed a tablespoon of cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of cold water & mixed in with sauce & used lemon pepper as additional seasoning. I mixed in season chicken pieces & broccoli florets served over twisted noodles, Yummy!!! My son (12) wanted to bottle the sauce & sell it at school! Well, better than one most kids are selling! Thanks for the recipe! Oh and I added about 1/4 cup more heavy cream.

  • barclay.sarah

    I just made this sauce in my very own microwave and it took about 5 minutes. The sauce is DELICIOUS! The sauce was a little too thin for my liking, so the only thing I did different was I added 1/2 TBSP of flour after some of the cheese had melted and mixed it in and microwaved it for about another minute and a half. The sauce was not bland for me, but I used authentic Parmesan cheese. Also, I did not need to add salt because the cheese made it salty enough for my taste. Enjoy!!

  • Paulette10

    I read the reviews to see if it needed any tweeking. Took some advice, added a teaspoon of precrushed garlic from a jar, I mixed a tablespoon of cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of cold water & mixed in with sauce & used lemon pepper as additional seasoning. I mixed in season chicken pieces & broccoli florets served over twisted noodles, Yummy!!! My son (12) wanted to bottle the sauce & sell it at school! Well, better than one most kids are selling! Thanks for the recipe! Oh and I added about 1/4 cup more heavy cream.

  • Redheaded Chef

    To be honest, I didn’t like this version very much as written. It was too bland and I felt that it had too much butter. But it worked okay for our meal. Would retry with alterations to recipe. Most people who review this have done the same, so it needs to be updated or someone needs to post THEIR version that is more flavorful!

  • love2cook/hate2bake

    Was wonderfully creamy, but a little bland and needed to be thickened just a smidge. So I ended up tweaking it with a little flour, roasted garlic, and some chopped spinach. A good way to sneak in a leafy green.

  • mommyoffour

    This is an easy recipe to make. We used some imitation crab in this. I also added some finely chopped onion and garlic to the butter when making. Then we topped it off with some fresh parsley. We will make again, its so easy and tastes great. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  • love2cook/hate2bake

    Was wonderfully creamy, but a little bland and needed to be thickened just a smidge. So I ended up tweaking it with a little flour, roasted garlic, and some chopped spinach. A good way to sneak in a leafy green.

  • Redheaded Chef

    To be honest, I didn’t like this version very much as written. It was too bland and I felt that it had too much butter. But it worked okay for our meal. Would retry with alterations to recipe. Most people who review this have done the same, so it needs to be updated or someone needs to post THEIR version that is more flavorful!

  • mommyoffour

    This is an easy recipe to make. We used some imitation crab in this. I also added some finely chopped onion and garlic to the butter when making. Then we topped it off with some fresh parsley. We will make again, its so easy and tastes great. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  • Margie99

    I made this on the stove and I added some broccoli and chicken. I also used half and half but I thought it seemed bland. A lot of salt helped it but I was hoping for more.

  • Margie99

    I made this on the stove and I added some broccoli and chicken. I also used half and half but I thought it seemed bland. A lot of salt helped it but I was hoping for more.

  • Meghan Williams

    In 2003 I wrote this review, “I added bacon to make it more of a cream-style carbonara and it was fabulous! Served it over spagetti with garlic bread – Yum!”

    In 2010, I happened upon the same recipe and made it again this time adding 1/2 a frozen package of creamed spinach to make it more of a Florentine and again – YUM! 🙂

  • PatriotsGirl

    I come from a large Italian family and this is definitely an authentic alfredo sauce, similar to how my grandmother makes it. I think the problem people have with blandness is that they are not using high quality cheese. I use freshly grated aged Locatelli pecorino romano, and it adds plenty of punch to this recipe without tweaking it at all. Plain old parmesan would definitely make for a bland sauce…buy high quality Italian cheese and see what a difference it makes 🙂

  • PatriotsGirl

    I come from a large Italian family and this is definitely an authentic alfredo sauce, similar to how my grandmother makes it. I think the problem people have with blandness is that they are not using high quality cheese. I use freshly grated aged Locatelli pecorino romano, and it adds plenty of punch to this recipe without tweaking it at all. Plain old parmesan would definitely make for a bland sauce…buy high quality Italian cheese and see what a difference it makes 🙂

  • Meghan Williams

    In 2003 I wrote this review, “I added bacon to make it more of a cream-style carbonara and it was fabulous! Served it over spagetti with garlic bread – Yum!”

    In 2010, I happened upon the same recipe and made it again this time adding 1/2 a frozen package of creamed spinach to make it more of a Florentine and again – YUM! 🙂

  • clintcrystalella

    A great, simple recipe. We added garlic powder and Italian seasoning and it was delicious! Better than store bought in my opinion.

  • clintcrystalella

    A great, simple recipe. We added garlic powder and Italian seasoning and it was delicious! Better than store bought in my opinion.

  • barclay.sarah

    I just made this sauce in my very own microwave and it took about 5 minutes. The sauce is DELICIOUS! The sauce was a little too thin for my liking, so the only thing I did different was I added 1/2 TBSP of flour after some of the cheese had melted and mixed it in and microwaved it for about another minute and a half. The sauce was not bland for me, but I used authentic Parmesan cheese. Also, I did not need to add salt because the cheese made it salty enough for my taste. Enjoy!!

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