Alfredo Sauce

>> Friday, August 1, 2008

Who doesn't love alfredo? Is there anyone out there? I certainly hope not. It's one of my very favorite meals and is pretty much the epitome of comfort food. Pasta smothered in a cheese sauce that is oh-so-bad-for-your-arteries. It's everything I love all in one dish! :)

3 tablespoons butter (NOT margarine)
2 tablespoons flour
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 ounces freshly shredded Parmesan (sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on the brand of cheese and how sharp the taste is)
2 cups heavy cream (if you're in a pinch, you can use whole milk)
extra shredded Parmesan

Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Saute garlic until you can smell it, about a minute or two. Whisk in flour, stirring constantly for about a minute (HERE is a refresher on the basics of a roux). Whisk in heavy cream. Stir frequently until sauce is thickened and sticks to the back of a wooden spoon.

When sauce is thickened, stir in cheese. Serve over your favorite pasta (pasta pictured below is homemade and will be posted sometime soon!). Or use it to dip veggies or breadsticks in. Or you can use it as a fondue for all kinds of things. If you're using it for pasta, top with the extra shredded Parmesan. Because you can never have enough cheese.


Mindy August 2, 2008 at 9:10 AM  

MMmmm heart attack on a plate! Im gonna have to try this one for sure!

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