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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Lazy Alfredo Sauce
I have several Alfredo sauce recipes and most of them could be classified as lazy, but this one is really the easiest one I've ever tried. I have a one recipe where you cream together softened butter and Parmesan cheese with a mixer and add cream that I thought was as simple as it could get. Then I came across this recipe which is basically the same except there's no need to waste your time with the bowl and the mixer.
I found this recipe on Pinterest but there was no link on the pin. The recipe was right there on the description of the pin. I have no idea who to credit for this recipe so I apologize to whoever originally created it.
This is not a light meal. It's heavy on the fat and heavy on the carbohydrates so it won't be a regular on our menu but it's a nice splurge. It's a one pot meal and a quick one at that. It's great all by itself but it's also delicious with chicken and/or broccoli. Try it with some cajun seasoned chicken, it's spectacular!
Lazy Alfredo Sauce
1 lb pasta shapes (penne and bowtie pasta both work great)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 cup cream (could probably substitute whole milk)
1 package Italian dressing seasoning mix
Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package directions. Remove the pot from the heat and drain the pasta. Return the pasta to the pot and add the butter. Stir it around until it is completely melted.
Add the Parmesan and cream and stir until the sauce coats the pasta and is nice and creamy. Add the seasoning mix and stir to combine.
And trust me about the chicken!