Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Light & Easy Alfredo Sauce
There are many recipes for Low Fat Alfredo Sauce, but there is no fat in mine except for the cheese. I developed my recipe over many years and it uses no evaporated milk, cottage cheese or cream cheese. Cornstarch could be used for the thickener, but I didn’t like the texture. It’s also very quick and easy to make from ingredients on hand, while retaining the creamy texture and flavor of the original. Use parmesan, romano or a blend. Reduce the amount of cheese or use a low fat version for an even lower fat recipe.
2 cups skim milk
2 Tbsp. flour
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. parsley flakes
¼ tsp. ground white pepper
1 cup grated parmesan/romano cheese
Pour milk into blender, measuring by marks on side of blender jar. Add flour and seasonings, cover and stir until blended, about 30 seconds.
Pour into 6 cup glass microwaveable bowl.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir with whisk, scraping sides and bottom of bowl and breaking up any lumps that may have formed.
Microwave for 1 ½ minutes. Repeat stirring with whisk.
Microwave for 1 minute. Repeat stirring.
Add cheese and stir.
Yield: about 3 cups.
Toss with al dente fettuccine or use in your favorite Alfredo recipe.