Sunday, October 15, 2006

Roasted Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Mmmm...this tastes a lot like Olive Garden's Alfredo Sauce. It is very tasty!

I made it again today and I forgot to add the butter. It tasted just as good, so if you want to cut out some of the fat, then leave out the butter.

If you don't have any roasted garlic, then just mince up a few cloves and add it instead.

The side dish is a mixture of vegetables (onion, zucchini, yellow peppers, broccoli, and mushrooms) sauteed in olive oil and a splash of balsalmic vinegar.

Roasted Garlic Alfredo Sauce

1 bulb of Roasted Garlic
2 cups milk (or 1 1/2 cups milk and 1/2 cup cream)
1/3 of an 8oz pkg of cream cheese
3 tablespoons butter (optional)
1/2 to 3/4 cups grated parmesan (I just used the cheap-o kind)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried mustard powder (optional)
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch (you decide how thick you want it)

In a small saucepan, combine the cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups milk and butter together, stirring frequently until smooth and heated through.

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, dry mustard, and reserved 1/2 cup milk. Stir slowly into the sauce and heat until thickened. Remove from heat.

Mash as much roasted garlic as you want and stir it into the sauce. Stir in the parmesan.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

I used a thickener because I used milk. If I had used all cream (holy calories, batman!), I don't think I would have needed to thicken the sauce.

Serve hot, over noodles, and garnish with chopped parsley.


Val said...

YUM! I need to try this, because Olive Gardens Alfredo is a high fat weakness of mine, pregnant or not.


Brie said...

This looks so good! Yum!

Val said...

I did this yesterday with no garlic, but with everything else and then tossed the pasta with chicken and the sauce before serving it. I thought it needed veggies of some sort... even the mixed freezer veggies style ones... Don vito'ed that idea on the spot and loved the dinner. lol! We had salad on the side instead. Apparently that was acceptable. *sigh* Boys.


Susan said...

I messed up my add lib sauce and used your recipe to save it! Thanks so much! It was better than I have made before!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if I have already bought ready made Alfredo sauce and if i add corn starch and cream cheese ... do I still get the same thick creamy effect???

I always store some mashed garlic in my freezer .. if I just roast that in a little oil .. just that give enough flavor ??

Also I am making this for my mom for mothers and she likes it spicy .. How could I make it spicy ?? Add some minced chili?

Sorry for so many questions :(