If you read my post on the baked ziti, I promised to add my recipe for Alfredo. I can’t take full credit because actually, my sister taught me this and I want to share it because it is delicious!
I said this before, but I really do not like the Alfredo sauce you find in a jar. I have tried a few different brands and I cannot find one that beats the taste of this recipe.
I have made it with both fettuccine noodles (above photo) and penne noodles (photo below) – but you can make it with whatever noodle you like!
I have also added boiled chicken, seared chicken, cooked shrimp, bratwurst, and even green chile at different times depending on what the family wants.
Honestly, I prefer the noodles and sauce on their own but all of the above add-ons were great with it.
Here is what you will need:
1 stick of butter
minced garlic or garlic powder
1- 8 oz cream cheese brick
1-32 oz carton of heavy whipping cream
1- .5 oz container of shredded parmesan cheese
– I used this one –
You will need to add the ingredients in that order.
You can boil your pasta and have it ready to go when the sauce is done.
First, get out a sauce pan.
Next, melt the stick of butter over medium heat.
When it is melted, add either minced garlic or garlic powder. (I use garlic powder almost every time.) Add the garlic to your preference. I like the garlic taste so I pile it on until I can smell a nice aroma of garlic coming from the pan.
Add in the cream cheese – this will take a while but keep stirring until it is melted.
Pour in the heavy whipping cream and continue mixing until it comes to a boil.
Finally, add the parmesan cheese and keep stirring until it is melted into the mixture and boiling.
Once again, depending on your preference, you can either dump the pasta (and any add-ons) into the pan with the sauce and let it soak up some of the sauce, or you can plate your pasta, add-ons, and then sauce.
Pair with some nice garlic bread, sticks, knots (whatever you like) and maybe a glass of wine (or a boot of soda – hehe) and enjoy!
This is the closest recipe to Olive Garden’s Alfredo that I’ve tasted! It’s simply delicious!
Oh yes, and my family loves to save some sauce on the side to dip garlic bread in to. Try it! You’ll love it too!
Once again…. the fine china!