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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Easy Alfredo Sauce

I found this recipe while blog searching today and it looks easy enough!! I love alfredo sauce (actually way better than red sauce), so I will have to try this one soon!

Easy Alfredo Sauce

1 lb Rigatoni Pasta
8 oz Cream Cheese or Neufchatel (room temperature)
1 Stick Butter (room temperature)
8 oz Half & Half
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
Black Pepper to Taste

Set the pasta water to boil according to package instructions.  Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.  Add the cream cheese and half & half.  Keep the mixture moving, breaking the cream cheese into small lumps with a wooden spoon as it softens.  Continue to stir gently.  Once the cream cheese is well on it's way to melting, turn the heat down a bit and add the Parmesan cheese.  Switch to a whisk and stir. Add the pepper and garlic powder.  Continue to whisk for a smooth consistency.  The sauce will thicken as it cooks and you may whisk in some extra milk to  thin it before serving.  Drain the pasta when it's ready.  Serve sauce on pasta or on the side.  This amount of sauce will cover 1lb of pasta nicely.

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