Sunday, December 2, 2007

Quick and Easy Alfredo

This is one of my favorite (and most requested) recipes. I will serve this with grilled chicken and steamed broccoli for a great meal. Enjoy!

1/2 cup butter
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
2 teaspoons garlic powder (I used the good stuff...minced garlic out of a bottle)
2 cups milk
6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese (a bag of shredded parmesan cheese from the refrigerated cheese is perfect!)
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
salt to taste


1. Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat.

2. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. (It'll look kind of funny, but as long as it stirs like it's smooth)

3. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan, salt and pepper.

4. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked too long.

Toss with hot pasta to serve.