Saturday, January 17, 2009

Just like Olive Garden Alfredo

This is a must have in my recipe collection. I swear this is the best homemade alfredo sauce I have came across so far. I use it in fettuccine or on top of spinach ravioli and it's killer on steamed veggies too.
(updated note: this has quite the load of fat and cals so when I used 1/4 c. butter, light cream cheese, 1/2 pt. heavy cream, 1 cup fat free milk it is still quite rich but a little better on the waistline :)

1/2 cup Butter
4 oz. Cream Cheese
1 pint Heavy Whip Cream
3/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
1 cup Parmesan Cheese
Optional: sprinkle finely minced italian parsley on top on individual serving plate

In saucepan, melt butter. Add cream cheese, whip cream, garlic, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil. Drop heat but keep heat high enough for a simmer. Simmer sauce for 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Take from heat and stir in cheese. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.

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