Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lite Alfredo Sauce

I love alfredo but most recipes I come across are full of butter and heavy cream. Although that makes for a YUMMY sauce you dont always want all the extra fat and calories. I came across this years ago and have since tweaked it to fit my family...

1 1/2 cups non fat milk
3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/2-1 tsp garlic powder
1/4- 1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan(fresh is BEST , the green can stuff does work but not the same)

1 TB fresh basil leaves, chopped(you can use dried if you want, about 1 tsp)

2 TB cold water mixed with 2 TB cornstarch

Place milk, cottage cheese, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder in a blender or food processor and blend smooth.
Pour into a sauce pan and add parm cheese.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes. Add basil. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes stirring often.

Add in cornstarch mixture and blend well. Heat and stir until thickened slightly.
You can add more cornstarch/water mixture if you want it thicker.

Use in place of any Alfredo sauce...makes just over 2 cups sauce

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