Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Homemade Alfredo Sauce

This recipe isn't exactly 100% "healthy" but it's absolutely yummy and a new family favorite - especially with tortellini. 

You may have to adjust the ingredients to fit your family's needs.  This made 4 servings - but yet we LOVE the sauce and like to dip bread sticks in the sauce too! :-)


1/2 cup butter
8 oz light cream cheese
1 cup fat free milk
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic cloves
Salt and Pepper to taste preference

In large saucepan, melt butter.  If using stick butter, cut into pieces to melt faster and more evenly.  

When butter is melted, add cream cheese.  Once again, if using the bar, cut up into smaller pieces.

Once butter and cream cheese are mixed well together, mix in milk, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.  Stir until well mixed

Once it's sauce-like, remove from burner, cover and let sit until thick.  Stir every few minutes to prevent the "skin" layer from forming (that grosses me out) or the sauce from sticking to the still warm pot! :-)

Pour over your favorite sauce and enjoy!