If you load this dish up with steamed broccoli it’s easy to pretend it’s healthy. This recipe makes four servings of alfredo and can create a variety of meals by varying the accompaniments. My favorites are blackened beef, chicken, or shrimp. If spicy foods are not your style, try grilled chicken, shrimp, or vegetables.
For color try adding a handful of diced tomatoes.
If you keep the additions simple, this dish can be made in under twenty minutes (and not taste like it).
- 1 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- 1 TBSP whole wheat flour (white will work)
- 4 TBSP butter
- 4 cloves garlic – minced
- 1 cup half and half
In a small bowl stir together the parmesan and flour. I use whatever I have on hand, sometimes I have a Parmesan / Romano blend and that works fine, too.
Mince the garlic.
Heat a skillet over medium heat.
Melt the butter.
Add the garlic and saute until just golden.
If you are adding steamed vegetables or planning on quickly sauteing shrimp in the garlic and the butter, do so now. Proceed to the next step only when your additions are heated through.
Add the half and half, then slowly stir in the Parmesan.
Stir constantly and bring to a low simmer until thickened. Serve immediately over your favorite pasta.