Wednesday, January 18, 2012


One of my top five favorite recipes of all time would have to be this version of alfredo sauce. I got it from an old boyfriend's sister, probably the best thing to come out of that relationship... just kidding, mostly.

While I was at the gym Monday night, I was thinking about food (naturally) & realized I had all the ingredients for it. I jumped off the elliptical immediately.

This recipe is a definite indulgence because it is just straight up not good for you. Which is why it's a favorite.

Alfredo Sauce
(found this one on


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan and pepper. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked too long. Toss with hot pasta to serve.

This recipe is all about the order in which you add the ingredients. If you throw it all together the butter just sits on top and the sauce will come out lumpy.  

 Cheese goes last, people.

I threw some fresh basil on the top, and all was right with the world. 

Let me know if you try it!


  1. That does look pretty good. I am sold on this one
    (as in licking up every last drop! to reheat just stir in a little milk. This also makes it last longer :))

  2. hahah! i love leaving the gym because i am thinking about food and decide i need to eat immediately. watching the food network on the elliptical prob doesn't help. that looks yummy! never thought about using cream cheese in alfredo sauce, good call.


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