How to Make Creamy Alfredo Sauce.
And yes, it is simple!
I am a sucker for a delicious, freshly made pasta dish. In fact, when we go out, I love indulging in a bowl of fettuccine Alfredo! Now, I hate to toot my own horn but, I came home from eating at Olive Garden and I was inspired. I wanted to make my own fettuccine Alfredo for the special nights at home and I jumped in and ended up with a sauce that tastes better than Olive Garden! Well, at least I know it is husband and kid-approved. Also, be forewarned that this meal is something that we would reserve for special occasions as it is high-calorie but, delicious enough that my daughter calls it “nothing but awesomeness” pasta.
Things You Will Need:
- 2 tbsp.of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
- 2 tbsp. butter. (I used margarine)
- 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream.
- 2 gloves of garlic.
- 3/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
- 1 box of fettuccine or pasta of choice.
- Extra Grated Cheese for topping. (optional)
- Meat of choice. (optional)
- 1 pair of tongs.
- 1 non-stick pan.
- 1 medium pot.
- 1 plastic spatula.
Spices You Will Need:
- 1 tsp. of salt.
- 1 tsp of pepper. (black or white)
- 1 tsp. of garlic powder.
- 1 tsp. of parsley.
- 1 cube of chicken bouillon.
Before you get the creamy goodness boiling, you have to prepare it by making an oil base. Chop and mince the 2 garlic cloves, then add 2 tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to frying pan, then add 2 tpsp. of margarine or butter, add the garlic and sautee it lightly. Add 2 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream and stir often. Don’t be alarmed, it will be “runny” at first. Add your spice mix. Let it simmer but, continue stirring so that it doesn’t burn. Once it starts to thicken, add 3/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
This part is important. You must stir it constantly at this point, fold from the outside and to the inside. Let it simmer and sit for small periods and then stir it again so that the cheese fully melts and becomes a part of the sauce. The sauce will be thickening as it evaporates the liquid from it. Use your judgment on what you want for the thickness of the sauce. The cheese will break down into crumbles in the sauce and it gives it an extra kick. If you mince your garlic small enough like I did, the kids will not notice it but, will love the flavor!
Boil your choice of pasta how you would normally do, strain it and place pasta back into pot. Using the plastic spatula, pour and then scrape the Alfredo sauce onto the pasta. With a pair of tongs, toss the pasta and sauce together until fully blended. Top it with your favorite type of meat, either chicken or sausage for example. You can add veggies to it as well, it is really up to you!
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Do you have pasta night at your house, what is your FAVORITE?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist and editor of lifestyle blog Whispered Inspirations. A social media junkie, a travel-lover with insatiable wanderlust and an aficionado for fun gadgets, good eats, and entertainment. You can find her on Instagram and everywhere else under @WhispersInspire.