Friday, August 3, 2012
Viva cucina Italiano! Who is this Alfredo guy anyway? Whoever he is, he makes the best pasta sauce. I recently came upon a mega easy alfredo sauce recipe and made some modifications to suit my family. Here it is in all its simplicity. It is so dang easy, it's great for nights when you have to throw something together fast. And it kinda tastes like Olive Garden's alfredo. Bonus!
1/4 cup butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes. plus more for garnish
1 pkg (5-6 oz) shredded parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
*(Note: I just use a tsp of minced garlic that comes in a jar)
In a saucepan on med-high, saute the butter and garlic together, then mix in the cream and parsley. Heat until barely bubbling then turn down to med-low and add in parmesan and stir until melted.
I serve this with cut up cooked chicken pieces over fettucine noodles. If you want to use chicken too, then cook the pieces before you make the sauce, set aside, and add into the sauce when it's done. I like to mix the sauce into the pasta so it's all coated, then I serve it in a big pasta dish with extra parsley sprinkled on top to look pretty.