Friday, February 3, 2012

So Simple Alfredo Sauce

This is an easy recipe. And delicious. And if you hold the bowl high enough, the calories will jump out. At least, that's how I rationalize it to myself.

3 tblsp butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup parmesan cheese

Put the cream and butter in a pan and let them come up to room temperature.  I'm not sure why that's important, but it makes for a better sauce.
Heat it up on medium until the butter melts.
Admire your parmesan cheese.  Say something supportive to it.
I have been accused, in the past, of adding more than a cup of parmesan cheese to this sauce.  I adamantly deny these accusations and blame the non-dairy lobbyists for these charges.  I intend to fight on and clear my name.

Once the butter has melted in the pan, whisk in the cheese.
Keep a-whisking while it's melting.  Feel free to boil some pasta and steam some broccoli while you're whisking, since I'm sure you have several extra hands.

Once you get to a thickness you're happy with, add it to some pasta and toss it together.

I add some broccoli to counter-act any lasting calories... bon appetit!

Three ingredients for that sauce... which is great because between episodes of The Office and reading eleventy-hundred blogs, I'm a busy gal.


  1. YUM!!! 3 ingredients sounds perfect to me. Sorry I've been absent lately, life happens. **grins**

  2. This is going in my go to easy recipe list. Thanks!

  3. Seriously - this is all it takes? Man, I wish I'd known this earlier - I'll be trying this very soon, we eat pasta at least once a week! I pinned it, too, because that's the only way I have a hope of staying organized!

  4. Curse you evil temptress!! I made this last night and I could totally eat this until I explode! And not in a delicate little flower blooming kind of way, in a OMG....This woman needs an intervention kind of way!! I have a serious problem! I'm talking a full stick of butter, 2 cups of cream and 3 cups of cheese kind of way (and garlic to taste)! Thank you! I am going to sleep coma!


  5. Love your whimsical, humorous approach. Made Alfredo sauce tonight from your recipe. Perfect. Thx


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