Alfredo and Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce

The Best Cheese Sauce

Here is the Alfredo and Cheese Sauce I promised and it is so good.  You’re probably going to be shocked when you see how it’s made but I’m certain that if you try it, you’ll be even more bewildered but amazed.  I will admit that I was a bit bored when I came up with this idea but when I served this up to the wife and kids, we couldn’t stop eating it.  So basically what I’ve done is taken a classic Italian Sauce recipe(French technically), Alfredo, and I’ve turned it into a true “Poor Man’s” recipe by adding an ingredient that will just blow your mind.  Which is exactly what I do here, right?  So let’s get crackin’!

Cheese Sauce

Alfredo Cheese Sauce is Amazing

Believe it or not, the secret ingredient for this Alfredo Cheese sauce is Macaroni and Cheese Powder!  And as you can see from the picture above, there’s nothing poor about this recipe.  It’s rich, it’s creamy and the Fettuccine is perfectly cooked to Al dente.   The only other thing you could add to make this sauce better, honestly, is Sriracha.  I started squeezing that stuff over my Mac and Cheese a few years ago and it didn’t stop with this.  I also love this dish with Garlic Parmesan Chicken, which is my next video recipe by the way, or with seafood twist; shrimp and scallops.  Either way, I am certain you’re going to find this recipe dreadfully delightful! 😉

Also be sure to Check out the Olive Gardens Alfredo Sauce if you’re needing a more detailed tutorial on the basics of this sauce.  I’m also plugging my Hawaiian Mac Salad recipe in case you need ideas for your left over Macaroni from the cheese box.  You’ll see what I mean in the Alfredo and Cheese Sauce video below.

Alfredo and Cheese Sauce Ingredients:

Alfredo Sauce
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 cup Dehydrated Parmesan Cheese
1 cup Whipping Cream
1 pinch of Salt
1/4 tsp White Pepper

Add this for Cheese Sauce
1/4 cup Whipping Cream or Milk
1 Mac and Cheese Powder Packet

Don’t let the ingredients fool you if you are doubting this recipe.  This Alfredo Cheese Sauce tastes absolutely amazing and don’t forget the Sriracha if you’ve got some.

Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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Dine in Alfredo Sauce

The Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce is one of my all time favorite recipes.  To this day I’ll order their Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo because I LOVE IT!  We faithfully make many variations of this sauce here in our own home and this exact recipe is the way it’s done at the Olive Garden.  There’s no tricks, no gimmicks and you’re going to love this sauce as much as you love the original because it is the real recipe.

Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce on your Pizza

This Alfredo Sauce can be used over pasta, as a dip or if you want to make it really interesting, try it on your homemade pizza as the main sauce under your cheese.  Chicken Alfredo pizza’s are pretty popular these days but I like to spin it a bit more with Tomatoes, roasted Artichoke hearts , and Shrimp Scampi baked right into the Alfredo, Mozzarella and provolone.  But that’s just me!  The pic above is actually my Margherita Pizza if you want to look into that recipe, CLICK HERE!

Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce Ingredients:

1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 cup Dehydrated Parmesan Cheese
1 cup Whipping Cream
1 pinch of Salt
1/4 tsp White Pepper

This Alfredo Sauce recipe can be cooked, from start to finish, in under 5 minutes.

Pasta Carbonara

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The Best Pasta Carbonara is Americanized

Pasta Carbonara is a delicious Italian recipe that can virtually be made with just about any pasta.  In this recipe I’m using Penne but feel free to substitute Spaghetti, Linguine or whatever else your favorite pasta might be.  One of the other main ingredients is Pancetta.  If you don’t know what this is, the best way to describe it is comparing it to bacon.  It’s generally around the same cut of meat and it’s treated the same.  The major difference is it’s a thicker slice more like ham.  But the flavor, as you can imagine just really sets this dish off.  The Carbonara sauce itself is just egg yolks with a dash of pepper and fresh grated Parmesan Cheese.  So if you think about the bulk of these ingredients with a clove of chopped garlic and some sliced leak, which is pretty much a mild spring onion, then your really talking about a great recipe!

Pasta Carbonara Nazi’s!

This Pasta Carbonara is one of those recipes that every single Italian in the world thinks they know about.  I’ve had everyone and they’re dog try to give me advice on how to make this differently and every single opinion has been completely different from the next.  So I look at this like a Hamburger.  Am I American?  Yes!  Did I invent the Hamburger?  No!  Are there hundreds of different ways to make one?  Absolutely, so don’t be scared to dive right in and try this version of this recipe because it’s delicious and you won’t regret it!

If you’re looking for more pasta ideas, I’ve got tons of them.  But for now, be sure to check out my Spaghetti Squash Pasta and my Lobster Sauce recipe.  And if you want to learn How to make fresh Pasta, you better click the link.

Pasta Carbonara Ingredients:

2 Cups Penne Pasta or your favorite
1/2 cup Fresh Parmesan, grated
1/2 cup Pancetta or Bacon, chopped
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
2 tbsp Leak, chopped
3 egg yolks, whipped
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tbsp Butter

Follow my video tutorial for this Pasta Carbonara recipe and enjoy the results.