Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
- 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream (do not use non-fat)
- 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon butter
- cracked pepper
- crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- Melt butter in saucepan and add sour cream slowly, stirring constantly.
- Shake in Parmesan cheese while stirring until sauce thickens.
- Add cracked pepper to taste. Add optional crushed red pepper for a fiery twist. Pour over pasta & serve immediately.
- This is enough sauce for two normal servings of pasta.
- Recipe can be doubled, tripled, etc. depending on servings.
This was really very good! I was skeptical because of the sour cream, but since I didn't have heavy cream in the house, I tried this. It came together and tasted great! I like the twang of the sour cream, and I added 1 cup of parmesan cheese (the bottled kind). With real parmesan cheese, I can see this having a deeper taste, but bottled was all I had on hand. I love that this has less butter, so the end result was creamy w/o the added oil. But because of maybe that lack of extra oil, I had to thin the sauce a little bit (I like my alfredo sauce a little thinner than most). I used soy creamer (yes!), but you could have used half and half or milk. I added extra cracked pepper instead of crushed red pepper flakes and threw in a 1/4 tsp of finely chopped onion because I had to use it up. Very tasty! I had shrimp, bacon and peas over capellini with this sauce and it was just right! My oldest son loved it, my sister took home the leftovers! Definitely going in the tried and true cookbook.
So good! and So easy! Late last night my boyfriend was hungry - with limited ingredients in the fridge he was going to just eat butter noodles. I kicked him out of the kitchen and whipped up some pasta, this alfredo sauce, and reheated some left over breakfast sausages he had made a few days earlier. I used some chili powder, cracked pepper, and some herbed grilling seasoning to season it instead of the crushed red pepper. The result was soo good I licked the spoon while he finished his bowl of noodles!