Noodles, butter, flour, garlic, milk, hot sauce, and parmesan cheese. If you like thinner noodles, use linguine noodles.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water.

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  • Meanwhile, melt butter or margarine in a saucepan. Stir in flour. Whisk in milk, garlic, and hot sauce; stir until thickened. Stir in cheese.

  • Drain pasta. Serve sauce over noodles.

Nutrition Facts

438.3 calories; 16 g protein; 50.9 g carbohydrates; 52.9 mg cholesterol; 305.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2003
This was easy and delicious! I used soy milk because that is all I had and it turned out great! I thought it might be too spicy with the hot sauce added but it wasn't couldn't even taste it. Next time I will add more. I added ground black pepper salt and shrimp. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2006
To add a little more flavor you may want to first saute the garlic with red pepper flakes in a tsp of olive oil/butter then add another tsp of oil and the flour to make the roux mixture. Let this cook for a minute then add the milk. Stir over a low flame (milk boils over in a second!) and as it thickens up season with salt lots of pepper and add some NUTMEG to add that special twist. Read More
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143 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2006
To add a little more flavor you may want to first saute the garlic with red pepper flakes in a tsp of olive oil/butter then add another tsp of oil and the flour to make the roux mixture. Let this cook for a minute then add the milk. Stir over a low flame (milk boils over in a second!) and as it thickens up season with salt lots of pepper and add some NUTMEG to add that special twist. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2006
This recipe turned our horrible! I followed the scant directions exactly. The area where my husband and I had trouble was with the sauce. Should you boil it turn the heat off let it sit an hour to thicken??? So it became a big soupy mess that even 1.5 cups of parmesan cheese couldn't solve. It was a big soupy mess with 2 cups of liquid in the bowl! I looked up a recipe and it says to use HEAVY CREAM (it'll turn out much thicker not soupy) and it says what to do with your burners as well. F- is my rating for this recipe. I usually like all recipes but I don't agree with the positive reviews here!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
This was easy and delicious! I used soy milk because that is all I had and it turned out great! I thought it might be too spicy with the hot sauce added but it wasn't couldn't even taste it. Next time I will add more. I added ground black pepper salt and shrimp. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2010
This is a basic recipe which in my opinion must be tweaked. What I did was 4 1/2 tablespoons of butter as stated. While it was melting I added one clove of garlic which I grated on a zester. I also added one teaspoon of hot red pepper flakes. I let this cook in the melting butter. I then added the flour but it was not enough. Ended up with 3 1/2 table spoons of flour. Then added the milk (actually used one percent) After whisking and cooking for a while added the cheese. At least a cup (I was grating right into the sauce) Added much needed salt and pepper. (taste after the cheese because parm is salty) It came out wonderful and after I poured this on the fettuccine I added fresh parsley. Ok it was dried. Raining so didnt want to go pick it. The sauce had just enough bite. Next time I am going to add chicken and broccoli. Maybe Ill try olive oil instead of butter. Definitly a winner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2007
This is a simple classic recipe and an old standby that I can play with depending upon what I have in my pantry. I followed one suggestion and sauteed the garlic and red pepper flakes before adding an extra bit of olive oil and the flour and making the roux. Then I added the butter (I used soy margarine) and stirred and then the milk (I used skim) and stirred. I brought the mixture just to a boil (and as suggested watch it carefully! milk boils fast!) to incorporate the oil (beforehand the oil had been floating on top...) before adding the Parmesan (and I used plain ol' powdered Kraft in the can and I'm not sure I even had 1/2 C). I tasted as I went and the red pepper flakes gave it a lovely zing so I omitted the hot sauce. Mine was more grainy than "velvety" (probably because of the powdered Parm) but it thickened nicely. I used it over 2 packages of fresh ravioli broccoli flowerettes and salad shrimp. Lovely! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2007
I was looking for an economical version of Alfredo sauce to prepare for a large reception. I made this to test it and I am impressed. This is delicious! I will make this often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
My nephew is a huge lover of crab, so I always pick up the 'imitation crab' as a treat for him. Recently, he grew tired of eating it by itself, so I went in search of a recipe to incorporate his crab in. THIS ONE IS AWESOME!! An eleven year old picky child scarfed it down! I only added 6 ounces (which equated to 98cents worth of the stuff) of the crab and whala! He had so much that his stomach began to hurt, lol:). Thanks Jane!! Just a quick note, this was the most inexpensive dish I've ever made and it is so sought after by adults when you 'go out'. This one is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2006
I made this for lunch just now for my father and sister. It was very good. And I'm a slow cook and I got it done in 15-20 minutes from the time I started getting everything together until it was on the plate. I'm glad I found a recipe that is really easy and doesn't take much time... And it wasn't even lumpy (I cannot make gravy)!!! Next time I will add some more seasoning like Oregano and Parsely... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2010
I needed something quick and easy tonight on the spur of the moment. I had all the ingredients so I was able to make this up and it was great! The only thing is I would add salt for sure!! Read More
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