Alfredo Sauce for a dinner of your choice

16 May

Remember Karen’s Cookbook?

Remember a while back when I mentioned that my college roommate, Karen, had given me a handmade cookbook when we graduated? Well, if you don’t remember that post, you can read it again here with a recipe and again with another recipe from it here as well.

Since pulling out that cookbook again a few months ago, I have been reminded of all the recipes that are in it, and I’ve been making them again, one at a time. Last week was one of those times, and this time around, I made her Alfredo Sauce recipe.

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I love recipes where my family members can eat what they like from the meal or leave what they don’t like, and a recipe with sauce provides that same opportunity. They can have their meal either with the sauce or without. They can have it “on top of” or “on the side.”

It works out perfectly for us.

This Alfredo Sauce recipe was one that I remember making a long time ago and using over pasta, but it’s also good over chicken and over cauliflower or broccoli. Last week when I made it, we had pan fried chicken with rice pilaf and cauliflower, and I have to say, all five of us liked the sauce!! My kids started out putting it “on the side,” but ended up dipping everything into it as they realized how much they liked it. I was so pleased.

Karen’s recipe is simple and delicious, and I’m sharing it with you today. I apologize that I forgot to take a photo before we ate it! Sometimes, I just eat and forget to play paparazzi with my meal and this was one of those times.



1/2 cup butter

1 1/2 tsp. flour

1/2 tsp. pepper (I would skip this, personally, next time, or use less. I don’t love pepper.)

1/2 cup half and half

1/2 cup shredded parm. cheese (I used regular grated parm.)

1 tbl. parsley (I skipped it. Green Stuff throws my kids right off sometimes, and they won’t try something just because of that.)


Melt butter.

Stir in flour and pepper.

Gradually add half and half.

Stir frequently.

Add cheese and stir until melted.

Serve with pasta and broccoli (or chicken or whatever you want!)

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