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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Our Absolute Favorite Alfredo Sauce

     Let's just get the facts out of the way first.  There is nothing "holy" or light about this recipe.  It doesn't matter.  Sometimes you just have to go for it.  See how I said sometimes, like most of what on here is light and holy.  Ha!



    This recipe has been in our family for decades too.  This was my birthday dinner for quite a few years running.  During my high school years when MiMi would ask what I wanted, it would always be fettuccine Alfredo and chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake.  I will have to see if she still has the cheesecake recipe too.  YUMMMMM!   For a few years, she had one of those pasta machines so we would sometimes make homemade pasta, though the boxed stuff always works too.



    Nana (my mother-in-law) got me a pasta roller for Christmas.  I was so excited and couldn't wait to get it out.  I bough some semolina flour and waited for my chance.  So next time I had a little free time and some help with the little dude, I made some pasta.  Of course he wanted to help, so the free hands were temporary.  It turns out his help was needed.  He cranked the levers, MiMi helped and I helped to guide the dough out of the machine.  We thought it would be fun to do a really long sheet and Pops had to get in on the act too.  We had everyone over for dinner and enjoyed freshly made pasta and our favorite Alfredo sauce.



     It was gone in a flash and everyone was quite happy.  We have never been disappointed with it. Not once.  In decades!


Our Absolute Favorite Alfredo Sauce
Enough to cover a pound of pasta, a pound of broccoli and shrimp or chicken generously

Ingredients:

1 stick butter
8 oz cream cheese
2 cups whole milk
1 garlic clove (or a half tsp of garlic powder)
1 cup Parmesan
salt and pepper
Fettuccine noodles, broccoli and chicken or shrimp
  1. Melt butter in large saucepan, add garlic and cook for two minutes.
  2. Add milk and cream cheese.  Cook until slightly bubbly.
  3. Add Parmesan and heat 3-5 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
  4. Stir in pasta and mix-ins. 







Shared at Meal Plan Monday

36 comments:

  1. I will definitely look for that cheesecake recipe. It will be fun to make it again.

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  2. Now this is definitely a full-on alfredo sauce! And sometimes, that's just what you need ;) Sounds delicious!

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    1. It certainly does not hold back. Thank you!

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  3. Alfredo sauce has to be one of the best things to ever happen to pasta! Looks so good!

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    1. Oh yes! I could live on alfedo. Of course I would have to wear elastic waste bands for the rest of my life though ;-)

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  4. This looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing :) #HappinessIsHomemadeLinkUp

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    1. It is definitely up there on our list of all-time favorite dinners! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  5. This looks like a wonderfully flavorful and rich dish that's perfect for cold weather. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!
    --G
    gingerwroot.com

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    1. It is definitely warm and filling, perfect for after playing in the snow! Thank you!

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  6. That sounds fabulous!! I'm SO trying this. My family loves Alfredo sauce. Pinning! :-D

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    1. I hope you love it Michele. Once we started making this, I couldn't order alfredo out anymore because it never measured up! Have a great week!

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  7. Wow this looks so good and yummy. What a perfect dish to make for a birthday dinner:)
    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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    1. It is a great celebration meal! Thanks for hosting!

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  8. This looks so good. I love alfredo sauce. It's great on pizza. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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    1. Oh man, now I want a white pizza so bad!

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  9. I pinned this! Sounds delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. Carlee, hope you bring this one (and any other cheese dishes) over to Food on Friday. love me some Alfredo! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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    1. We love cheese, so I am sure I can dig up a thing or two to share! Thanks for stopping by, Carole!

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  11. I have a "light" alfredo recipe I usually use, but this one really goes for it, and it looks so comfortable! I bet it'd be wonderful as a pizza sauce too. :)

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    1. I'll have to check out your "light" recipe! Maybe then we could have alfredo more often!

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  12. This looks absolutely delicious! I'll be trying this the next time we need an alfredo sauce. Thanks for sharing at the TIps & Tricks Link Party :)

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    1. Thank you, I hope you love it as much as we do!

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  13. You can't go wrong with a good Alfredo sauce, this looks absolutely luscious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. Oh my, it really is! Thank you so much for hosting!

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  14. Mmm! I love Alfredo sauce. And I love that your kids help make the pasta. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Linky Party this week. I hope you will join us again next week.

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    1. We had a blast making the pasta (and eating the results!)

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  15. Light and healthy may have its place, but if you're going to make something like alfredo, you should just go for it IMO! I LOVE alfredo sauce, I could eat it with a spoon! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday!

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    1. I agree completely! Thanks for hosting!

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  16. Thanks Carlee for sharing this with us at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Jess has featured this awesome recipe at our link up this week. Thanks and I hope you have a nice week.
    Julie xo

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    1. That is a great start to my week! Thanks, Julie!

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  17. What beautiful pasta, and I love your video! I love Alfredo Sauce and this sauce looks amazing, I can see why it is your favorite. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much! We had the best time making the pasta and eating the results!

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  18. I've never made an alfredo sauce before, I didn't realise how simple it was! I think I'll be adding that to my repertoire now! Love how the whole family got involved in the pasta making! Thanks for sharing with the Blog Fair.

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    1. It is really easy and so darn good! We had the best time making that pasta. Thanks for hosting!

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