Recipe by Olha
Quick and easy to prepare. This simple sauce is delicious reheated. Keep a couple of servings in the freezer. This recipe is ready in just half an hour.
Top Review by kay92
This is by far the best alfredo recipe I've yet made or tasted! I'm slightly confused about what Step 3 is supposed to be (Country Woman...?), but I ignored that and it clearly turned out great. I used tri-colored "salad twirls" (that's all the package I used said, and I'm drawing a blank on its Italian name) in place of Angel Hair the second time I made it, and it was awesome. It's definitely worth a try. I noticed it doesn't make too much alfredo sauce--that's just my opinion, of course--but I added ingredients to my taste (and a little extra garlic and spices!) until I had around two or more times as much sauce as the recipe is supposed to make. It's not THE quickest recipe, but I take my time making it when I have the chance, so I'm sure it could also be made in a pinch. One more thing--it's very easy to make! I'm 13 and it was incredibly fun and simple to cook, and everyone I made it for loved it (including two totally picky pasta-eaters). I love this recipe, and it's definitely worth a try--trust me, even though I'm young, it's awesome!
- 8 -12 ounces angel hair pasta
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄3-1⁄2 cup diced cooked ham (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sauté garlic in oil until lightly browned. Stir in the flour, cornstarch, garlic salt, pepper and basil until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; whisk in cream cheese and Parmesan cheese until smooth. Add ham if desired; heat through. Drain pasta; add to sauce and toss to coat. Yield: 4-6 servings.
- Country Woman.