Cooks who keep cream cheese and Parmesan cheese on hand in the refrigerator will be able to whip together an Alfredo sauce at any time.  Most of these ingredients are "cook's kitchen common".

You Will Need:
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (room temp)
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 cups of whole milk or half and half
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese (shred or grated)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions:
  1. Melt butter over low heat, careful not to burn.
  2. Mix in cream cheese until completely combined.  Cutting cream cheese into smaller pieces can cut down on the time it takes to mix it in well.  At first it may seem like it will not combine, but keep stirring.  Eventually it will mix in.
  3. Once butter and cream cheese has been thoroughly mixed, pour in the milk and the flour and whisk.
  4. Once the mixture has warmed up and mixed into a smooth cream, add salt, pepper, garlic and Parmesan cheese.  Stir to combine.
  5. Once it is combined smoothly, allow to sit for just a few minutes to thicken.  Pour over Fettuccine noodles and enjoy.

Tip:  Try using your Alfredo on something besides noodles or try adding one of you favorite spices to jazz it up a bit.  Use it on pizza with chicken for a change or use it as a bread dip!