Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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.