Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Today I went for a run which is pretty monumental.  I have been trying to run more often lately since 1. I have nothing better to do at the moment and 2. Andrew really wants to do a half marathon sometime in the future.  Well, it turns out that will have to be in the very, very distant future because running is awful.

I am not a good runner.  I get bored and then my mind starts playing games on me.  It does the thing where I can hear every single one of my labored breaths 100 times louder than humanly possible.  It also has this funny way of repeating "This is boring. I am tired. I  think I am getting a side ache." Over. And. Over. And. Over.  Then, power of negative thinking, I get a massive side ache and have to jog with my hand clutching just below my rib cage while going -2 mph.

Not a cute look.

I can just think of what the people driving by must think,  "Man that girl is slow.  And she runs funny.  Looks like she's in a lot of pain, too."

Humph.  I can beat this.  So let's start by eating a little healthier to get those side cramps gone.  Alfredo sauce is healthy, right?  It has to be.  Yeah, it definitely is.

I really have something against the Alfredo sauce that comes in a jar, though.  I used to think I hated anything with Alfredo because it was just so disgusting.  Bleck.

Good news, making homemade Alfredo sauce is 1,000,000 times more delicious annnnnnd it is insanely easy.  All it takes is 4 ingredients and about 5 minutes.  Wonderful.

I topped mine with some fresh basil because I am obsessed with basil and guess what!  Like everything else made with basil, it was delicious.  Yep, a great addition.


Alfredo Sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  1. In a large sauce pan, combine all ingredients. Stir constantly over medium heat until smooth. 
  2. Add a little more milk if too thick.
  3. Toss precooked pasta lightly with sauce, coating well.
*Makes enough for 4 people.


  1. perfect timing! i was just craving some of this stuff. looks so good!

  2. When I was diabetic during my pregnancy, my dietician told me the worst thing I could eat was ALFREDO! HAHAHAHA