3 Creamy Alfredo Sauces

Creamy-Alfredo

One of my husband’s favorite dishes is Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo. He has been ordering this dish since he was a child. Interestingly enough my favorite pasta sauce is Marinara; therefore you can see the problem we have when it’s pasta night at our house. After playing around a bit with different types of creamy sauces that we would both enjoy, I created three Alfredo sauces that are not only creamy but also delicious! Whether you want a heavy creamy sauce, something on the light side, or even a Vegan option; you will find one of these sauces perfect.

Easy Creamy Alfredo Sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup of butter (1 stick)
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder (or minced garlic)
  • ½ cup of shredded Mozzarella
  • ¼ cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Dice into smaller pieces to melt easier.
  2. Slowly add in flour to mixture while whisking until smooth.
  3. Pour in milk, whisking mixture until completely melted.
  4. Add in cheese and continue to Wisk.
  5. Add garlic, salt, and pepper to taste.
  6. Once the cheese is completely melted and sauce has simmered for about 7 minutes, it is ready to serve.
Tip: Don’t have time to stand over a stove? You can save a ton of time by making your sauce in a crockpot. Put all of the listed ingredients in a crockpot and let it cook on low. A few hours later you will have a beautiful sauce for dinner.

 


“Skinny” Alfredo Sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup of butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 cups of low-fat milk
  • ¾ cup of low-fat Italian Cheese Blend or grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Dice into smaller pieces to melt easier.
  2. Slowly add in flour to mixture while whisking until smooth.
  3. Pour in milk, whisking mixture until completely melted
  4. Add in cheese and continue to Wisk.
  5. Add garlic, salt, and pepper to taste.
  6. Once the cheese is completely melted and sauce has simmered for about 7 minutes, it is ready to serve.

Cauliflower “Alfredo” Sauce (Vegan)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoon of Earth Balance or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • ½ cup of unsweeted almond milk
  • ¼ cup of nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut cauliflower into pieces and place in a steamer for 10-12 minutes. (You can also boil cauliflower until tender and drain)
  2. While cauliflower is steaming, in a medium pot add garlic and Earth Balance and sauté over low heat for about 4 minutes
  3. In a blender add the cooked cauliflower, sautéed garlic, milk, nutritional yeast flakes, lemon juice, onion powder, salt and pepper and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour mixture back into medium sauce pot and simmer on low.
  5. Once your pasta or veggies of choice are done cooking, pour mixture over them and serve.

Comments

  1. Tiff says

    Tried this tonight for the first time. It’s delicious! I used a bit more nutritional yeast to give it a slightly cheesier flavor. And I only had slightly sweetened almond milk, so I upped the lemon juice to counteract. Served with linguini, steamed broccoli, and a side of garlic bread. Loved it, and so did my carnivore hubby!

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