Welcome to a delightful twist on the classic Alfredo sauce recipe – Alfredo Sauce with Cream Cheese! Cream cheese adds an extra layer of creamy richness to this beloved Italian white sauce, making it even more indulgent and flavorful. Whether you’re planning a family dinner or an intimate gathering for four, this homemade Alfredo sauce will take your pasta dishes to a whole new level. Let’s dive into the ingredients and steps to create this heavenly Alfredo sauce with cream cheese.
Ingredients: For 4 servings of Alfredo Sauce with Cream Cheese, you will need:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional, for a hint of warmth)
Step 1: In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until it becomes fragrant.
Step 2: Pour in the heavy cream, stirring continuously to combine it with the melted butter. Allow the mixture to simmer gently for about 2-3 minutes, being careful not to let it boil.
Step 3: Add the softened cream cheese to the saucepan and whisk it into the cream mixture. Continue whisking until the cream cheese is fully incorporated and the sauce becomes smooth and creamy.
Step 4: Gradually add the grated Parmesan cheese while stirring constantly. Keep stirring until the cheese melts into the sauce, and it thickens to your desired consistency. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
Step 5: Season the Alfredo sauce with salt, black pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg if desired. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking.
Step 6: Once the sauce is smooth and creamy, remove it from the heat. It should coat the back of a spoon.
Step 7: Serve the Alfredo Sauce with Cream Cheese immediately over your preferred pasta, such as fettuccine or penne. You can also add grilled chicken, sautéed mushrooms, or steamed broccoli for added flavor.
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