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Old 10-28-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Alfredo Sauces

I always make my own sauces , tomato, alfredo etc.
But sometimes time isn't on my side and I always have a jar sauce on hand that i doctor up. It took me many of trial to find a jar pasta sauce that We liked.
I love alfredo pizza with artichoke, spinach and chooped tomatoes, but sometime don't feel like making the sauce

Now, so I don't have to do that again if possiable and shorten my list of brands, does anyone have a already made jar Alfredo sauce that you like. I looked at the grocery store and there is at least 8 different brands.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:01 PM   #2
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Just to say...
I'm all in favor of doctoring up a tomato sauce and did so myself for years, but that's because making a decent sauce takes a bit of time. Alfredo sauce is so quick it would probably take just as long to gently heat up the jar.
Here's the recipe I use (more or less) Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com

So let me be the first to answer your question with something you aren't looking for
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:44 PM   #3
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Let me jump in and not answer your question too. I learned to make Alfredo sauce from a woman I was dating back in the late 90s. I asked her if it froze well so I could make a large batch and freeze meal-sized portions. Her response was, "It's too easy to make. Always make it fresh.".

I just use butter, minced garlic, Parmigiano Reggiano and heavy cream. Season with black pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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thanks ---
I do make my own the way andy M does. but sometimes I just want to throw and go so to speak and opening a jar would be nice but if there isn't any good ones out there I can surely live without a jar or premade and make it myself
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:37 PM   #5
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If no one can recommend a brand, pick one and give it a try.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:48 PM   #6
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Hmm. I had a jarred Alfredo once that was great straight out of the jar. Which is actually how I ate it, with a spoon, straight out of the jar....

Prego, Bertolli, Classico, Trader Joe's, shoot, I don't remember the brand. Maybe check out the ingredient lists and see which ones you like the best?
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:36 PM   #7
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I've used the Bertolli and was happy with it.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:47 AM   #8
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thanks princessfiona I will give it a try .
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:38 AM   #9
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Simple sauce, I take 2 cups of heavy cream, bring it to an almost boil, add 1/2 cup of siffted graded cheese,wisk until cheese melts then add 2 egg yokes to thicken,garnish with peas.
I sift the greaded cheese to get the fillers out.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:08 PM   #10
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I usually get Bertolli's alfredo sauce for jarred. Prego has little flavor, Classico tasted "off" kind of "fake". Have never had Trader Joe's. But Bertolli's is pretty good. When I want to pick up a jar that's what I get. I've not used it on pizza but it makes a good pasta side dish with angelhair pasta.
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