December 10, 2009

Guiltless Alfredo Sauce

Fast, Easy, and a little lighter than most recipes!

2 c. low fat milk (not skim)
1/3 c. (3 oz.) 1/3 less fat cream cheese
2 T. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 T. butter
3 garlic cloves
1 C. grated Parmesan cheese

Toss the milk, cream cheese, flour, and salt in a blender. Process until smooth and set aside. In a sauce pan, melt butter and saute' garlic for 30 seconds and add milk mixture to the pan. Stir constantly for about 3 or 4 minutes or until it comes to a simmer and continue stirring until it thickens like regular Alfredo sauce. Add parmesan cheese stir and cover immediately for 10 minutes. I got this recipe from Our Best Bites and she suggests using this over pasta, dip for bread sticks, sauce for pizza, mixed with pesto for a creamy pesto sauce, or marinara for a creamy marinara sauce.