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Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"I experimented with this until I found a quick, cheap, and easy Alfredo sauce combination -- the secret is cream cheese!"
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Ingredients

10 m servings 648 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan and pepper. 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 648 calories; 57.1 g fat; 10 g carbohydrates; 25.1 g protein; 170 mg cholesterol; 1030 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I read alot of reviews on this and just kinda figured either I would really like it or really hate it. Here's what I did based on other reviews: used 1 tsp minced garlic with the butter, only u...

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I was highly disappointed and will not make again! With all the rave reviews I was expecting something comparable to the sauces in finer Italian restaurants. To me, this sauce is equal to that o...

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I read alot of reviews on this and just kinda figured either I would really like it or really hate it. Here's what I did based on other reviews: used 1 tsp minced garlic with the butter, only u...

I used light cream cheese and skim milk and it was still excellent. The recipe states that this makes 4 servings, but I would say that it easily doubled that. Assuming the 4 servings, using th...

I have been making this recipe for several years and still can't get enough of it! It is my husband's favorite dish (in fact, I'm pretty sure this is why he married me!) and he requests it const...

Outstanding. Sublime. Fantastic. I could think of infinite adjectives to describe this sauce becuase its so wonderful. I am generally a traditionalist, but the addition of cream cheese is pure g...

I was highly disappointed and will not make again! With all the rave reviews I was expecting something comparable to the sauces in finer Italian restaurants. To me, this sauce is equal to that o...

Very good and unlike other reviewers, I did not taste the cream cheese, like in so many other savory dishes that use cream cheese it adds smooth richness to it. VERY good. Made alot which I li...

This really is a great tasting sauce!! I was surprised that you can not taste the cream cheese at all; very "authentic" texture & flavor!! (I was a bit worried at first when my butter and crea...

Very excellent recipe. So much smoother, creamier, and easier than other alfredo recipes I've tried. I did make a few of my own adjustments; I used 1 cup of cream and 1 cup of milk like a few ot...

This was ok just going by the recipe. Asked my husband to taste test it, he said tasted more like milk gravy. So I added nutmeg, black pepper, and Italian seasoning. I will admit it is quick, bu...