Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Guiltless Alfredo Sauce

Guiltless Alfredo Sauce
2 C low-fat milk (I used 2%)
1/3 C plain yogurt
3 T flour
1/2 tsp salt (original called for 1 tsp, but I thought it was very salty)
1 T butter
3 garlic cloves, chopped (or I used a heaping 1/4 tsp garlic powder)The real cloves make it so much better.
1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese


Place milk, yogurt, flour, and salt in a bowl and whisk until smooth. In a non-stick sauce pan, melt butter on med-high heat and add garlic. Let the garlic saute for about 30 seconds for powder or 3 minutes for chopped cloves, you don’t want to burn it.

Then add milk mixture to the pan. Stir constantly for about 3 or 4 minutes or until it just comes to a simmer. Keep stirring and let it cook for a few minutes more. It should be much thicker now.

When it’s nice and thickened remove the pan from the heat. Add the cheese, stir it up and then cover immediately. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before using. It will continue to thicken upon standing. Also, if you have leftovers in the fridge, the sauce will thicken almost into a solid. Just re-heat and add a little milk and it will be back to normal again.

I got the original recipe from ourbestbites.com. I have made several significant changes, but prefer it this way.


Kristen Mackrory said...

I don't remember seeing this one before. I want to try it. I love alfredo sauce and if this is guiltless I am all for it. :)

Kristen Mackrory said...

This one was a HUGE hit with my kids. I served it with rotini pasta and broccoli and asparagus w/ browned butter. It earned everything from double thumbs up to million thumbs up. :) It was delightful to see all my children enjoying a meal so much. Jared and I really enjoyed it too. And I loved my little secret that it was "guiltless"! I don't feel heavy afterwards either. Hooray!! Thanks for sharing.