January 19th, 2013
This has to be one of the easiest recipes to whip up and you can say GOODBYE and FAREWELL to the jarred stuff FOREVER!!! Homemade Alfredo tastes more flavorful than even what they serve in the restaurants and all you need are 2 ingredients. Can you believe that!!! Once you try this, you will find yourself making it all the time. My kiddos BEG for Alfredo Pasta all the time.
To keep it Gluten-Free you can use your favorite store bought gluten-free pastas like Brown Rice Noodles or Quinoa Noodles
OR try out my recipe for HOMEMADE GF PASTA.
*You could drizzle this sauce on top of a baked potato, on cooked veggies, or as a dip for raw veggies.
Homemade Alfredo Sauce
- Fresh Parmesan, block (or 1 container of shaved/shredded)
- Heavy Cream
- White Pepper (black is fine if that’s all you have)
Add 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream and 1 triangle block of of Parmesan with a dash or two of pepper to a sauce pan on LOW-MED heat on the stove. Use a big spoon to stir the cheese block in a circular motion and allow it to begin melting and incorporate into the cream. Continue stirring until the cheese is completely melted. The texture should be smooth and creamy and not goopy or gritty. If usingshaved/shredded parmesan use only 1/3 cup of the cream and continue stirring until it is smooth and creamy. For the creamiest texture DO NOT RUSH the cooking and DO NOT add more cream. Just keep stirring off and on, on a low heat. If you rush it, the texture will become gritty and not incorporate into the cream completely, which is not bad just not creamy perfection. You want to make sure you do not burn the cheese at the bottom of the pan which is why it is important to continuously stir. It only takes a matter of minutes, but makes a world of difference. This will seriously be the most delicious and easiest Alfredo Sauce you have ever eaten. You can add a dash of Cayenne Pepper or Ancho Chile Pepper to give it a little spicy kick.
*If you like garlic, mince or finely chop 2-3 cloves of garlic and add to sauce.
*You can also garnish with chopped fresh Parsley, Oregano, Cilantro, and/or Dill.