Friday, November 2, 2018

The Best Rich and Creamy Alfredo Sauce

Rich, creamy, delicious alfredo sauce is on of our very favorite dinners.  It is easy to make and and the whole family will love it, so make it for dinner as soon as possible!

 

      Alfredo sauce is rich creamy heavenly goodness all the way around. This recipe is super easy to make and it is sooooo good. Toss your favorite pasta in it or just dive in with a breadstick. You can't go wrong, make it and you'll see!


    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!



     Really, we do eat pretty healthy most of the time. But sometimes you just have to go for the Alfredo and when you do, you might as well do it right! Trust me, you are going to want to do it right!

    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. (She does and she shared it!)  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 bought 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!


     Of course that pasta making adventure was a couple of years ago now, but Little Dude still loves cranking out the pasta.  Nobody else gets a chance to work the machine!

     He is always ready to make more pasta and I am always ready to eat more alfredo, so it works out pretty darn well! Now you just need to whip up a batch and let me know what you think!

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Homemade Alfredo sauce, alfredo sauce no eggs, creamy alfredo sauce, pasta dinner
dinner, pasta, family favorites
American
Yield: 12 servings

Our Absolute Favorite Alfredo Sauce

Rich, creamy, delicious alfredo sauce is on of our very favorite dinners. It is easy to make and and the whole family will love it, so make it for dinner as soon as possible!
prep time: 5 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 15 mins

ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound pasta, cooked
  • Optional: 1 pound shrimp or chicken and 1 pound steamed or roasted broccoli

instructions


  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. 
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Rich, creamy, delicious alfredo sauce is on of our very favorite dinners. It is easy to make and and the whole family will love it, so make it for dinner as soon as possible!


Shared at The Weekend Potluck

42 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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    2. Hi Carlee! I’ve started a new blog. But I just wanted to let you know that I finally tried this recipe last night. My new go-to! Delicious and easy!

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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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  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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  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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  19. My sons love alfredo sauce and I enjoy making it from scratch do this is perfect and I bet will be made when they are all home from college! Happy weekend love!

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    1. I love alfredo too and this is our favorite recipe by far. I hope you all love it too! <3

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  20. I love alfredo sauce - I wish that it didn't have so many calories. I would definitely eat it more if it didn't! Thank you for the recipe. Enjoy your weekend.

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  21. I make your recipe all the time and we love it! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party. I made this recipe a feature this week. Have a great day Carlee!

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