Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

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I am certainly not a hyper-organic, natural, health nut.
I love Doritos.
Sometimes more than my own children.
But that doesn't mean that I still don't want to make good, healthy food for them.
I also don't want to spend a lot of time or money completing my task.

On sale, I bought a family-pack of cheese tortellini.  Who doesn't love cheese and pasta?
I'll give you a hint.  The answer is: no one.
Making a simple dinner (meat-free = cheapskate win for mom) I whipped up an Alfredo sauce for a couple bucks.  Basically, the cost of the half and half, because I had everything else on hand - I knew there was a reason that we buy parmesan cheese in bulk at Costco!

* 1/4 c butter
* 1/4 c flour
* 1/2 tsp garlic salt
* 1 pint container half and half (16 oz or 2 cups)
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 Tbsp dried parsley
* 1/3 c grated parmesan

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.  Whisk in flour and garlic salt until smooth.
Slowly beat in half and half until completely incorporated.
Stir in garlic, parsley and cheese and mix over medium-high heat, whisking frequently until the cheese is melted, above 4-5 minutes.  The sauce will begin to thicken as cheese melts and all of the goodness is  simmered together.

Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 5 days.

I also helps if you have a budding sous chef tasting the quality of the cheese along the way!

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Sara said...

I have half and half!! I'm going to make this for Mackenzie and I this week! Thanks for sharing! :o)

Cathy Kennedy said...

This sounds really easy. I'm gonna have to fix it sometime. I don't eat much Alfredo sauce, but I'm willing to give this go. Yum! Now, I want some! Thanks for linking up to Wayback Wednesdays. Cathy Kennedy's Blog

Peggy said...

I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

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