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Garlic Alfredo Sauce

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef.

 
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.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef.

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.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef.

First, mince 3 garlic cloves.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef.

Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a medium, nonstick saucepan over medium heat.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef.

Add the minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef.

Add the cream cheese, stirring with a whisk until smooth.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef.

Add the milk, a little at a time, whisking until smooth.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef.

Stir in the parmesan…

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef.

..and the pepper. Season with salt if needed. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef.

Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. The sauce will thicken quickly.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Garlic Alfredo Sauce. Guest post by Amber Potter of Sprinkled with Flour, recipe submitted by TK member Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef.

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.

 
 

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Garlic Alfredo Sauce

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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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation Instructions

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.

Enjoy!

 
 
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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!

 

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Amy on 2.27.2012

Hi! I am currently studying abroad in Italy, and believe it or not, Fettuccine Alfredo is not on most menus. My roommates and I cook for each other once a week, so I wanted to try out this recipe. It turned out great! I got a little confused with the amount of cream cheese required, so when I doubled the recipe, I actually used 16oz. But, it tasted SO good still! I just read through the comments to realize that I used too much, but really, it was so yummy. I cooked some chicken and broccoli to mix in, and it was a hit with the girls—Thanks for a great recipe!

Denise Aziz on 2.5.2012

Does this recipe call for 1/2 of an 8 ounce package of cream cheese? The way it is listed it is not quite clear. And what is 3 ounces of parmesan cheese? A qtr cup? Half cup? I like to grate my own so I would like to know a measurement cup portion? Thanks!

Jeri on 2.4.2012

How much does this make? And any ideas if this can be canned and stored?

Susan Trombley on 2.2.2012

Can you freeze this recipe?

Ej Sjelin on 2.2.2012

OMG! Just made this for dinner tonight with some grilled chicken and linguini noodles. SO GOOD! Definitely a keeper!

Jeannie on 2.2.2012

I just made this for dinner & it was easy and delicious. I made angel hair pasta, grilled chicken, and bacon crumbles and then topped it with this alfredo sauce. I will definitely be using this recipe again. Love the idea of using it on a pizza. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! My husband went on and on about how good it was!

Laura on 2.2.2012

This has been one of my favorites for years. If I want to bless someone with a meal, I often make this and add some rotisserie (sp?) chicken from the grocery store. Makes it a little more filling and stretches farther.

KatieVern on 2.1.2012

I always add a pinch of nutmeg to my alfredo sauce (garlic or not). It really adds an extra umph.

Lacey - a sweet pea chef on 1.31.2012

Thanks so much for your kind words about my recipe! I’m glad you enjoyed it. We LOVE this Alfredo sauce on pizza, noodles, baked potatoes and more. It’s just so creamy and delicious. Thank you again!

CherylO on 1.31.2012

I’m definitely trying this! I LOVE LOVE LOVE alfredo sauce!!

Linds on 1.31.2012

Made this last night for dinner with some fresh pasta from Trader Joes. Delish!

Zee on 1.31.2012

I have been looking for a good Alfredo sauce recipe since a long time and your look super delicious! Like you, I also leave worrying about my hips for the next day when served pasta with Alfredo sauce ;)
Thanks for sharing this recipe.. Bookmarked!

Kristin E. on 1.30.2012

I found this by Lacey and make it all the time. My children ask for this Alfredo sauce for their special birthday dinners. Also, I do freeze the sauce by itself and already on noodles – both are just as great when cooked again! We LOVE this in our house!! Thank you Lacey for sharing it with us!

Fawn on 1.30.2012

Oh yum!! My hubby and I decided to join Saddleback Church in doing a health and fitness plan this year called The Daniel Plan. It’s a fantastic program but you don’t eat almost everything white: flour, sugar, pasta, rice, milk, cream, etc. Something tells me it’ll be hard for me to make any of your recipes this year :).

Rayana on 1.30.2012

Can this be frozen for later use. Looks soooooo yummy

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    Amber {Sprinkled With Flour} on 1.30.2012

    Rayana, I’m not sure how this would hold up being frozen, but if you try it and it works let me know! :)

Yanica on 1.30.2012

this would be the perfect sauce for a grilled chicken & garlic pizza! (sorry, have pizza on the brain!)

Rachael on 1.30.2012

This is the very recipe a good friend shared with me. We had spaghetti at her house one evening and she served this with a marinara sauce… its just heavenly when you mix them! she just called it pasta white sauce, and I’ve featured a lower fat version on my blog. Love the stuff!

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kaycarrasco on 1.30.2012

Oooooh, yum! Thanks. Sometimes the lower-fat or fat free items work fine in recipes (I wouldn’t be able to eat *anything* if they didn’t!) but sometimes it’s a disaster. I will definitely try this–hey, if it’s any kind of Alfredo, it can’t be bad, right? :) Thank you.

VA DE PAN on 1.30.2012

OHHHH!!!I love garlic!!!!! I can’t wait to make and…to eat this!!!!!

Kay Carrasco on 1.30.2012

That looks so fabulous that I think my eyes are crossing, ha! I love, love, *love* alfredo, and the more garlic the merrier, but it has to be a very occasional treat for me. Are there any substitutions I can make here to bring the fat content (esp. saturated) down some?

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    Amber {Sprinkled With Flour} on 1.30.2012

    Hi Kay! I actually used Neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese, which has less fat than regular cream cheese. You could also try using skim milk and a low fat butter substitute. These substitutions shouldn’t affect the flavor too much.:)

Marilyn on 1.30.2012

Easy peasy..can’t wait to make it.
Thanks!

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Amber {Sprinkled With Flour} on 1.30.2012

Hi Peggy! The recipe calls for half of an 8oz package of cream cheese. So you will only be using 4oz of cream cheese. Hope this clarifies it better for you. :)

Peggy on 1.30.2012

This looks great! I’m a little confused on the amount of cream cheese – is the amount needed 4 ounces or 8 ounces? Please advise, thanks!

Grammanita on 1.30.2012

O! M! G!!! I was going to roast a chicken this weekend when my grandson comes for a visit…have now revised my menu. He doesn’t like tomato sauces (unless it’s on pizza) but will eat alfredo by the bucketful. SCORE! Thanks for sharing this. Like bigmartha, am printing this right now.

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bigmartha on 1.30.2012

OhhhhLAAWS…..I’m in trouble now….this is my go to comfort food on winter evenings. I run out of the Jar stuff all the time. Now I find this in my face using ingredients I always have on hand. Printing NOW!!! Thanks.

The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time on 1.30.2012

Yum…I love garlic alfredo sauce. Yours looks perfect. I could eat that spoonful without thinking twice. I don’t ever buy it, but I’m always looking for new recipes. Thanks for this one.

Amber (Sprinkled With Flour) on 1.30.2012

Hi Jessy. I did store my jar in the fridge and heated the leftovers up two days later. It worked fine for me, with no separating issues. I just popped the whole jar in the microwave on low until it was smooth again.

Allyn on 1.30.2012

Yum!
I love my homemade alfredo with a little fresh nutmeg. Could drink that stuff.

Jessy @ Farm Flavor on 1.30.2012

Can you store this in the fridge in a mason jar (as pictured), just like you would store-bought alfredo, or does it tend to separate?

Ashley B. on 1.30.2012

The recipe I make is similar, except I use Neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese and I sometimes substitute Gorgonzola cheese crumbles for Parmesan. The Gorgonzola is wonderful.

Sally on 1.30.2012

This would be great (and I am going to try it this week) with shrimp.

The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh on 1.30.2012

Oh my, I can’t wait to make this! I usually buy a jar for my lemon pepper pasta but that might be a thing of the past!

Heather (Heather's Dish) on 1.30.2012

it’s true, alfredo is the all-star of pasta sauce if you ask me :)

Tabitha (From Single to Married) on 1.30.2012

mmm… cream cheese makes everything taste better, doesn’t it?