Homemade Alfredo

Homemade Alfredo
I have a lot of fun trying new pasta recipes. Most of the time they turn out well. But I am not going to lie, sometimes there is a fail, and not even mass amounts of parmesan cheese will make it better. Those don’t make it to the blog :)

Everyone raves about this place called Olive Garden.. but for those of us who have gluten allergies, just walking in the door is a scary thought. But I am pretty sure this homemade alfredo dish almost out does Olive Garden.

Homemade Alfredo

Homemade Alfredo

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk (I used skim, but a richer milk will make a richer sauce)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, reduced or low fat
  • 3 tbsp flour (I use Cooqi for all my gluten free needs)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated/shredded
  • pasta, 1 regular sized box
  • optional: cooked chicken

Instructions

  1. Begin to cook the pasta.
  2. In a blender/food processor, mix together milk, cream cheese, flour, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter.
  4. Add in minced garlic and saute for about 30 seconds.
  5. Add in milk mixture.
  6. Allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  7. Sauce will thicken as it's cooking.
  8. Remove from heat and add in the cheese and chicken if using.
  9. Mix well and cover the pan. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes.
  10. Once sauce is done, add it to the cooked pasta and serve.
https://thefirstyearblog.com/homemade-alfredo/

Recipe adapted from The Cookin Chicks

My go-to gluten free noodles are Ancient Harvest Quinoa brand.

Homemade Alfredo
Yum. See, with this recipe you don’t even need Olive Garden.

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29 comments

  1. My husband makes a mean Chicken Alfredo. I suck at anything pasta but yours surely looks delish. :)

  2. Oh my goodness! This looks amazing! Why had I never thought of cream cheese for alfredo before?

  3. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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  4. I love pasta … what’s more? I love pasta with Alfredo! You can bet I’ll be trying this out Beth! :)

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  5. Saw your project on the RealCoake site. I LOVE alfredo. I recently switched to Almond Milk. I wonder if you can substitute that? I might try this for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Alice! You could definitely try it, but it will probably affect the richness of the sauce. Let us know how it turns out!

  6. Yummy! I love a good homemade alfredo recipe! Can’t wait to try this one ;) Pinned while I was here tonight too!

  7. AWESOME! My family LOVES alfredo sauce and I’m always purchasing some ragu in a jar…but not any more! I am a co-host of a 4 blog link party, The Project Stash, and I’d love for you to stop by and link up this awesome post!

    http://www.4you-withlove.com/2013/06/the-project-stash-4.html

    TGIF

    Marilyn

  8. I love love love Olive Garden. This looks delicious! I am going to pin it and try it out soon! Came over from the TGIF link party.

  9. Mmmm. This looks so tasty! I certainly will have to try this!
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would also like to invite you to join my June Totally Tuesday Link Party:
    http://www.madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/06/june-totally-tuesday-link-party.html
    Hugs!

  10. I’m a big fan of Alfredo and this one looks delicious!!!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie
    http://www.violetimperfection.com

  11. Mmmh Yum! This looks like a perfect Alfredo sauce! I have to give this recipe a try!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – can’t wait to see what you share next week :)

  12. Looks so good! I love alfredo! I like that yours has cream cheese in it, I bet that makes it really creamy and smooth.
    KC

  13. Looks delish! I’m trying to make more sauces from scratch rather than just reaching for the jar, so I’m definitely going to give your recipe a try. Plus, pasta makes the BEST leftovers….

    Sarah @ 79Squared

  14. This looks yummy! Can’t wait to try it :)

  15. Yum! We love pasta!

    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can’t wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  16. Looks great! Stopping by from In and Out of the Kitchen link party.
    Thanks for posting!

    Michele

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  18. Stopping by from the Pin Me Linky Party over at Diana Rambles. I am one of the cohosts this week. Just wanted to thank you for posting. I’m so excited you shared this. I have been gluten free for the last 6 weeks and it has been hard. Fettucine Alfredo is one of my faves and I am so excited to have a recipe to try! I will definitely be checking out more of your recipes for other gf ideas!

    <3 Jenna @ http://www.SensationallySeasonal.com

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  21. Looks wonderful! I’m pinning it. My stepson is also gluten-free and allergic to tomatoes. Luckily he in’t deathly allergic to tomatoes, but I made him Chicken Alfredo (from a jar) and he loved it. I’ll have to try this homemade version. Thanks for sharing with us!

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