Last week, I told you all about how to make homemade pasta with herbs. Well, the homemade pasta obviously needs a sauce to go with it. Don’t get me wrong- it was perfectly tasty with a bit of parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. But really, the homemade Alfredo sauce takes it to a whole new level. What’s not to love about cheesy, garlicky, creamy goodness?
That’s what I thought. Nothing.
This is my new go to meal for special occasions or just beating a case of the severe winter blues. Talk about comfort food. Holy cow, this is pretty much the Holy Grail of comfort food as far as I am concerned. Bad day? Car won’t start? Haven’t seen the sunshine in 3 weeks? Never fear, homemade Alfredo sauce is here!
Now, you don’t need to go through all the trouble of the homemade pasta if you don’t want, even though the pasta is so, so good. This Alfredo sauce is super simple and fast to make and so good, you will never want to buy the stuff in the jar ever again.
In fact, compared to the jar stuff, it’s almost healthy… By healthy I mean I can pronounce each ingredient. (Ok, ok, just because I can say butter and cheese and cream doesn’t make this a health food. It means I am over the age of 2.)
But if you have ten minutes and want to make something special for dinner, give this a try.
- 2 tbs of unsalted butter
- 1 tbs of olive oil
- 3 tbs of flour
- pressed garlic *to taste- I like it garlicky so I used about 4 cloves
- 2 cups of heavy cream (you could substitute 1 cup of milk for 1 cup of cream)
- 1 cup of parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper* to taste
- In a medium sauce pan over low to medium low heat, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter and combine with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. When the butter begins to melt, whisk in 3 tablespoons of flour. Stir continuously until the flour and butter turns into a smooth, light golden paste.
- Once, your flour is cooked and golden, whisk in the milk and then add the pressed garlic cloves. Turn heat up to medium and keep stirring until the sauce simmers. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
- When the sauce has simmered for 5 minutes and started to thicken, add in cheese, stirring until melted.
If the sauce seems to thick at this point, thin with a little milk until you have the desired consistency.
- Serve over your favorite pasta and enjoy!
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