Garlic Alfredo

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A smooth, creamy sauce that is rich with garlic flavor. This versatile Garlic Alfredo sauce can be paired with pasta or chicken for an easy dinner meal!

For tasty ways to use your Garlic Alfredo Sauce to make the perfect family weeknight meal, why not try Chicken Alfredo? Or for a meat-free option, try Linguine Alfredo?

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  1. Garlic Alfredo
  2. Garlic Alfredo Ingredients
  3. How To Make Garlic Alfredo
  4. What Pasta To Serve With Your Garlic Alfredo?
  5. How To Make Garlic Alfredo On A Diet
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  7. Garlic Alfredo Sauce Recipe
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Garlic Alfredo

Garlic Alfredo is a twist on the popular Chicken Alfredo pasta dish. Using the same rich and creamy sauce, Garlic Alfredo uses the same concept as Chicken Alfredo to create a base source that can be adapted and added to a number of tasty and filling dishes.

Garlic Alfredo is one of those super-simple sauces that once you have made a few times, you will be able to throw together with confidence without even having to look at the recipe.

Once you have the basics of this sauce down, you can then really have some fun with it. By adding different carbs and proteins to this sauce, you can make everything from a quick midweek meal to a fancy dish that you would be proud to serve at a dinner party.

Garlic alfredo ingredients

Garlic Alfredo Ingredients

Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.

• Salted butter

• Minced garlic

• Cream cheese

• Milk

• Parmesan cheese

Garlic alfredo cheese in frying pan

How To Make Garlic Alfredo

• In a large skillet, melt the butter and fry the garlic until it is browned

• Add in the cream cheese and grated parmesan cheese and melt

• The cream cheese will be lumpy, but whisk the milk in slowly and cook until it turns smooth

Garlic alfredo in mason jar with spoon

What Pasta To Serve With Your Garlic Alfredo?

This simple Garlic Alfredo sauce is delicious on its own with pasta, but why not experiment with different extras and take this dish to the next level?

The most popular addition to an Alfredo sauce is chicken, a staple dish in most American Italian restaurants. Not only does adding chicken to this dish add a layer of textural complexity and flavor, but it also adds a crazy amount of protein to the meal.

Chicken is a healthy addition that is super easy to add to your Garlic Alfredo sauce. You can pan-fry your chicken breast while the pasta cooks, meaning that you do not have to spend any extra time in the kitchen. Something that nobody wants to be doing after a long workday.

Other great additions that also add a ton of protein to Alfredo pasta include shrimp, salmon, and turkey breasts. For vegetarians, why not try topping your dish with sautéed mushrooms for a rich meaty flavor only without the meat.

Have some fun trying out different meats and vegetables that work well with cream sauces, and really make this Garlic Alfredo recipe your own.

How To Make Garlic Alfredo On A Diet

The main feature of Alfredo dishes is their rich, creamy taste and texture. While the combination of cream and cheese mixed together to make a sauce is delicious, it is also not the healthiest of meals.

For those on a diet, do not fear because you do not have to avoid this Garlic Alfredo recipe or any other Alfredo recipe for that matter. Swapping the calorie-rich ingredients for a low-fat option means that you can still enjoy this deliciously rich dish only without any of the guilt.

Most of the fat and calories come from the cream cheese, milk, and butter. The good news is that all of these ingredients also come in low-fat alternatives. Try using low-fat cream cheese and skimmed milk the next time you make this dish. The result is the same great flavor and creaminess, as well as the knowledge that your diet plan is still on track!

Looking for more delicious weeknight Pasta recipes? Try these out:

Shrimp Alfredo

Dinner-in-a-Hurry Macaroni Chop Suey

Easy Chicken Florentine

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Karlynn

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Garlic Alfredo Sauce

A smooth creamy sauce that is rich with garlic flavor. This versatile sauce can be paired with pasta or chicken for an easy dinner meal!
5 from 4 votes
Garlic alfredo in jar on cutting board
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Course
dinner recipes
Cuisine
Italian
Servings
4
Calories
562
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2/3 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, melt the butter and fry the garlic in it until browned.
  • Add in the cream cheese and grated parmesan cheese and melt.
  • The cream cheese will be lumpy, but whisk in the milk slowly and cook until smooth.

Recipe Notes

This is enough to cover 4 servings of your choice of pasta, we like linguine noodles.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 562kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 53g, Saturated Fat: 32g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 155mg, Sodium: 707mg, Potassium: 279mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1876IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 392mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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