Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Alfredo Sauce

We love Alfredo sauce, the creamy texture, the bold, yet gentle flavors...mmmm. However, years ago we use to just pop a jar of store-bought Alfredo sauce & be content with what I now consider mediocre goo all over our pasta. But then I decided to take on one of my favorite tasks -- compiling recipes, editing & creating our own. As it often is in our house, we want to make something neither one of us have a clue about, so I usually read 10-15 recipes (to figure out what is in the food we love) & then edit to our tastes to create our own simple recipe. So after some work, we have finally created the perfect simple Alfredo sauce!

Alfredo Sauce :
1/2 C cream cheese
1/2 C mascarpone cheese
1/2 C freshly grated parmesean
1/2 C butter
1 1/2 C milk
6 cloves of garlic (minced)
2 T freshly grated pepper
1 t of garlic sea salt
5 T dried parsley

- Let all cheeses, butter, & milk come to room temperature
- Blend everything -- except parsley -- until there are no clumps
- Pour into a saucepan & cook on medium-high heat for 10 min -- while stirring 
- When simmering -- add parsley & finish simmering on low


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  1. How long you can store it in a fridge? Or should it be used at once?

  2. We usually keep it in the fridge for a max 3 days. However, in the past we have made large batches and froze the sauce in 1 quart freezer bags. I probably wouldn't keep them longer than 3 months. But we have taken them out to defrost, then heated the sauce up & it tasted delicious!

  3. If you try it, let us know & post a pic!

  4. Dont know when I ll have time for this recipe, but sure I ll post pictures after I make it. Thanks :)