A creamy Alfredo sauce with cheese and baby bellas (crimini mushrooms) makes enough for about 1 pound of pasta.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Process mushrooms, onion, and garlic in a blender until mixture is pureed. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir the mushroom paste in the melted butter until smooth.

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  • Melt 2 more tablespoons butter in a separate saucepan over medium heat; gradually sprinkle flour into the melted butter, stirring continually. Whisk half-and-half into the flour paste; cook and stir until the sauce is thick and smooth, 4 to 5 minutes. Whisk mushroom mixture into sauce and cook until sauce has thickened a bit more, about 10 minutes. Stir cheese into the sauce; cook until the cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; protein 9.8g 20% DV; carbohydrates 11.6g 4% DV; fat 24.4g 38% DV; cholesterol 69.6mg 23% DV; sodium 309mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
The onion I used was a sweet onion. I did toss a touch of crushed red pepper flake into this sauce with the salt/fresh ground pepper. That was the only change I made. I tossed this sauce with hot fettuccini noodles. My family has fallen in love with this sauce--I really should have doubled it because everyone was bummed there were no leftovers. This is one of THE BEST "alfredo" sauces we've had in a LONG time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/18/2014
Sorry but this is a no-go. The directions can't be followed since for starters in a regular blender those vegetables aren't going to budge... I ended up with a stringy non-alfredo-tasting mushroom paste.:/ Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
The onion I used was a sweet onion. I did toss a touch of crushed red pepper flake into this sauce with the salt/fresh ground pepper. That was the only change I made. I tossed this sauce with hot fettuccini noodles. My family has fallen in love with this sauce--I really should have doubled it because everyone was bummed there were no leftovers. This is one of THE BEST "alfredo" sauces we've had in a LONG time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2012
I made this recipe for my family and they loved it. My husband can't stop raving about this recipe. I added the half and half to the blender with the mushrooms onions and garlic to make it easier to puree the veggies. I will be making this recipe often. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2012
very tasty alfredo sauce i added a 1/4 tsp of salt and it was delish. will use this in the future. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2013
Tasty base recipe. The garlic was really overpowering! I added more mushrooms to try and mute the garlic. I did also sneak in a couple additional veggies into the blender. The kids ate it and had no idea that they were eating healthy. I'll make it again but with half the garlic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2013
I didn't love this as much as the previous reviewers. In fact I'd have given it "3" stars for "ok" but Mr. LTH (unsolicitedly) commented he enjoyed it so that bumps it up to "4". To me it was kind of bland. It had a nice earthy flavor but still a bit bland; I found myself really enjoying the bites w/the fresh parm I'd added to the top. I couldn't get the mushrooms/onions/garlic to puree in my blender w/out adding some liquid so I added some of the pasta water. THANKS for the recipe evilcookie007! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2018
I added nutmeg and used Parmesan. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2013
Easy excellent dish!! I added extra garlic and sliced about 6 of the mushrooms; added them with the half and half and let sauce simmer until mushrooms were softened. Also used fresh fettuccine. The dish s a keeper!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
07/18/2014
Sorry but this is a no-go. The directions can't be followed since for starters in a regular blender those vegetables aren't going to budge... I ended up with a stringy non-alfredo-tasting mushroom paste.:/ Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2019
I didn't get much out of sauteeing the mushroom paste in butter but I also cooked this meal pretty quickly and perhaps didn't give this step the proper attention. The result was still very good and I'll likely make it again. Read More
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