My oldest son loves a good pasta and cheese sauce. He could probably live on Mac & Cheese or Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce every other day and not get bored. This same son prefers rather blander tasting foods. If I weren’t cooking for him, I would add some red pepper flakes to give it a bit of a zip. If I weren’t cooking for my husband, I would saute some shrimp in the butter with a little seasoning of your choice and pull the shrimp out before adding the rest of the ingredients for the sauce. Toss the shrimp back into the sauce just before serving. The same could be done with chicken, mushrooms, or any number of meats or veggies.
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A whole stick of butter is melted in a large saucepan. I use salted butter because that is usually what I keep in my refrigerator. If you use unsalted butter, you might want to add more salt later. Heavy cream is added to the saucepan next. I allow the cream to warm before adding the cream cheese. To be honest, I didn’t measure my salt. I grabbed two large pinches of salt and tossed it in before I remembered to measure. You can comfortably assume that it was AT LEAST a half teaspoon or more. I also added a little more salt at the end.
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese gives this sauce a crowning touch. Fresh ground pepper and adjust the salt to your liking, and this sauce is finished. Really, it is just that easy.
Are you ready to make some Simple Alfredo Sauce? Check out the recipe below.
- 1 Stick Butter
- 1 Block Cream Cheese
- 2 Cups Heavy Cream
- Salt to taste (I added easily at least 1/2 teaspoon)
- 1 Cup grated Parmesan
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Melt butter in large saucepan
- Add heavy cream to melted butter
- Add cream cheese in small chunks
- Stir until melted and creamy
- Add salt
- Add Parmesan cheese
- Stir until smooth
- Add freshly ground black pepper
- Adjust salt and pepper to your liking
- Serve and enjoy!
This is such an easy sauce that is super flexible. You can add any meat or veggie for a completely different spin.