Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Creamy Alfredo Sauce

Olive Garden has the best Alfredo Sauce, hands down, but since its neither good for the hips or the wallet I was bound and determined to come up with my own version.  This is the perfect blend of all that makes Alfredo, Alfredo. Here's the actual Olive Garden recipe and though mine is very different both in cost and calories they are surprisingly similar in taste.  When made with lite cream cheese and skim milk, my recipe weighs in at only 353 Calories and 29 fat grams per serving. Olive Garden’s comes in at a whopping 700 Calories and 43 grams of fat per serving.  This recipe is super simple to make; the whole meal can be finished in about 20 minutes!  You can’t get a table at Olive Garden quicker than that!

Creamy Alfredo Sauce
From: Meg @ Back Pocket Creations
Serves: 6
Time: 15 minutes
Print Recipe

1/2 C Butter (do not use margarine)
1 (8oz) package cream cheese (can use light)
2 t Garlic Powder
1 1/2 C Milk ( I use skim)
6oz bag of grated parmesan cheese
1/8 t black pepper

1. Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder stirring with a wire whisk until smooth.  Add milk a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps.  Bring to a slow boil and gradually add the cheese, stirring after each addition, giving it time to melt before you add more. Add pepper.  After adding all the cheese you may find it is too thick for you liking, you can add up to 1/2 C of milk until the sauce has reached desired consistency.

2. Serve over noodles and topped with chicken and/or broccoli.  Enjoy.

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  1. Going to make this tonight!

  2. This was so good. I can't believe it is low cal. It taste so rich and creamy!