We can all buy Alfredo Sauce in a jar or make it from a packet…but it is not very good. A few years ago my Mother in law made me Alfredo Sauce from scratch, I was pregnant and everything made me sick. She made this and I was in shock at how good it was, I ate it for 3 days in a row. It has now become a favorite meal at our house. Plus it is SO easy to make.
All you need is
1/4 cup butter ( is has to real butter or it will get really oily)
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
Put them in a pan on Medium heat….and stir them till they well blended. You want to make sure to heat it on medium heat or it will not set up right. Keep mixing it, once it starts to get a few bubbles and thickens take off heat. Do NOT let it come to a full rolling boil or the sauce will get really thick and the oil will separate. ( I know this because i made that mistake a few times) Serve over your favorite pasta.
If you want to spice it up a bit you can add, sausage, garlic, basil, Parsley or what ever makes you happy.
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