Simple Creamy Alfredo Sauce

Creamy Alfredo via elisebakesI found this alfredo recipe from My Simple Blessed Life and was intrigued by the use of cream cheese; I’ve never seen that before so I had to give it a shot (I added a little nutmeg too).  It was great; thick and creamy, as it should be!  I will say that it didn’t taste like a traditional alfredo, but a perfectly wonderful cream sauce.  I served the sauce over spaghetti with homemade garlic breadsticks.  It was incredibly easy to make and I will definitely make it again, I think as a base for a mushroom cream pasta dish!  I cooked up some garlic and tomatoes and tossed it with the leftovers, which was fabulous as well.  Creamy Alfredo via elisebakes

Creamy Alfredo (serves 4)Creamy Alfredo via elisebakes

  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • pinch of salt, pepper, and nutmeg
  1. Heat the cream cheese until it just begins to melt, then add the butter.  Once the butter has melted, mix them up a little bit.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix with a whisk.
  3. Allow mixture to boil for 2-3 minutes with constant stirring, then reduce heat to medium-low.
  4. Cook for 5-7, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat when it is slightly thinner than you’d like it to be; it will thicken up as it cools.