There is nothing better, in my humble opinion, than a plate full of creamy pasta. Marinara is a great sauce, but there’s something so deliciously sinful about Alfredo that I gleefully shove my guilt down deep. When I eat Alfredo, I tell myself I’ll worry about my hips tomorrow.
While I sit here and wax poetic about Alfredo sauce, I have a confession to make. I never make it at home. Maybe because, until now, I’ve never found a recipe that was as simple and delicious as the one submitted by TK member asweetpeachef (Lacey). When I came across her recipe for Garlic Alfredo Sauce, I was immediately intrigued. With cream cheese, garlic and just a few other simple ingredients, this was definitely my kind of recipe.
This sauce is so creamy and rich, you’ll be eating spoonfuls before you even get to slather your pasta with it. I’m glad to say this Alfredo sauce will be a staple at my house from now on.
Gather some butter, garlic cloves, cream cheese, milk, and parmesan and you’re just about set. Don’t forget a little salt and pepper, too.
First, mince 3 garlic cloves.
Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a medium, nonstick saucepan over medium heat.
Add the minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the cream cheese, stirring with a whisk until smooth.
Add the milk, a little at a time, whisking until smooth.
Stir in the parmesan…
..and the pepper. Season with salt if needed.
Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. The sauce will thicken quickly.
Pour over a plateful of your favorite pasta, and you have a quick and delicious meal that even the pickiest eater will devour. Alternatively, just eat spoonfuls straight out of the pan.
Thank you so much Lacey for sharing this wonderful recipe, I can’t wait to try it over some stuffed ravioli or tortellini! Lacey is a talented professional chef, along with being a busy wife and mother. Fore more inspiration, you can find many other delicious looking recipes on Lacey’s site A Sweet Pea Chef.
It’s really a shame more people I meet don’t know how to make Alfredo Sauce, since it is one of the easiest, most flavorful sauces I make.
- 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- 3 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
- ½ packages (8 Oz. Package) Cream Cheese, Softened And Cut Into 1/2-inch Cubes
- 1 cup Milk
- 3 ounces, weight Parmesan Cheese, Grated
- ½ teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
- 1 pinch Kosher Salt To Taste
Melt butter in a medium, nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add cream cheese, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking until smooth. Stir in parmesan and pepper. Season with kosher salt, if needed. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken quickly.
Amber is a stay at home mom who lives in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks. It’s a long way from where she grew up, in Wales (yes, way over in the U.K.). The recipes in her blog Sprinkled with Flour include her original creations as well as her family recipes. Go check them out!