Easy Alfredo Sauce

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    When I think of Alfredo, I think of a deliciously creamy sauce that I can smother my pasta in. This Easy Alfredo Sauce is so easy to make and so appetizing. Add roasted red peppers, peas, and some shrimp to your sauce and you have a winning dish!

    Easy Alfredo Sauce can be made so many different ways. This shows you how to make Easy Alfredo Sauce into a simple yet delicious dish! #easyalfredosauce #howtomakealfredo www.savoryexperiments.com

    Easy Alfredo Sauce can be made so many different ways. This shows you how to make Easy Alfredo Sauce into a simple yet delicious dish! All you need is butter, garlic, cream, and parmesan cheese to build your base!

    Alfredo sauce is a classic Italian recipe used in many different dishes throughout the United States, most commonly fettuccine Alfredo. However, the name is virtually unknown in Italy.

    Instead, Alfredo sauce is simply referred to as “bianco” or  “white” sauce.  It is a quick cooking sauce, making dinner fast and easy, which is another added bonus.

    Easy Alfredo Sauce can be made so many different ways. This shows you how to make Easy Alfredo Sauce into a simple yet delicious dish! #easyalfredosauce #howtomakealfredo www.savoryexperiments.com

    The options for what to add to your Alfredo sauce are virtually endless. I like mine with seafood, mostly shrimp, but scallops, calamari and salmon are also good choices. Many prefer chicken, but you can even use beef or pork. Add as many vegetables as you want.

    This version uses frozen peas, but I also like roasted red peppers and thinly sliced onion. Mushrooms and other root vegetables are also commonly used. Don’t forget to add a little salty bacon, pancetta or prosciutto, making it more similar to a carbonara (minus the egg).

    Easy Alfredo Sauce can be made so many different ways. This shows you how to make Easy Alfredo Sauce into a simple yet delicious dish! #easyalfredosauce #howtomakealfredo www.savoryexperiments.com

    While a classic alfredo recipe might seem like a “fancy night” meal, the pasta will actually take longer to cook that the Alfredo sauce.

    It is most commonly served with fettuccine, alfredo sauce is actually better paired with some sort of shell or elbow so there are lots of nooks and crannies for the sauce to hide in. I also enjoy it over tortellini. But really, just use what you like.

     

    There is no wrong way to create this dish. Think of it as your masterpiece and add or subtract whatever you want to create your perfect dish! Trust me, you can’t go wrong with Alfredo sauce combined with anything!

    Easy Alfredo Sauce can be made so many different ways. This shows you how to make Easy Alfredo Sauce into a simple yet delicious dish! #easyalfredosauce #howtomakealfredo www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you loved this Alfredo Sauce with peas, be sure to check out these other easy sauce recipes:

    Tools for making Easy Alfredo Sauce:

    Heavy Bottom Sauce Pan– this will be one of your most used kitchen tools. Having something that is heavy bottom will distribute heat better and prevent burning whether you are using an electric or gas range.

    Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.

    Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!

    Easy Alfredo Sauce can be made so many different ways. This shows you how to make Easy Alfredo Sauce into a simple yet delicious dish! #easyalfredosauce #howtomakealfredo www.savoryexperiments.com

    5 from 2 votes
    This easy Alfredo sauce recipe can be combined with so many ingredients to make the ultimate fettuccine alfredo recipe!
    Easy Alfredo Sauce
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    25 mins
     
    This easy Alfredo sauce recipe can be combined with so many ingredients to make the ultimate fettuccine alfredo recipe!
    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: Italian
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 787 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 4 cloves garlic , crushed
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 1 cup light cream
    • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese , finely shredded
    • Fine sea salt and epper
    • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers , chopped
    • 1 cup frozen peas
    • 1/2 pound shrimp , cooked, peeled, tails removed
    • Pasta of Choice , cooked
    • crushed red pepper , optional
    Instructions
    1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic. Sauté over medium heat until garlic starts to disintegrate (about 5 minutes). Continue to stir to cook evenly.

    2. Pour in cream and shredded Parmesan cheese. Whisk until blended and smooth, approximately 4 minutes. 

    3. Add salt and pepper to taste, continue to whisk.
    4. Add roasted red pepper, peas and shrimp. Heat for 2 minutes. Sauce will lightly coat the back of a spoon, but not be globby or heavy. The sauce will separate if over heated, so do not raise heat above medium.
    5. Toss with cooked pasta.
    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Alfredo Sauce
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 787 Calories from Fat 621
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 69g 106%
    Saturated Fat 43g 215%
    Cholesterol 379mg 126%
    Sodium 1219mg 51%
    Potassium 311mg 9%
    Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 2g
    Protein 30g 60%
    Vitamin A 56.9%
    Vitamin C 27.3%
    Calcium 64.2%
    Iron 12.1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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