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Old 04-14-2011, 10:20 AM   #11
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Not to be a spoil sport, here, but I like my Alfredo straight up...

So do I. But the OP was asking for suggestions.
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So do I. But the OP was asking for suggestions.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:22 AM   #13
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:42 AM   #14
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This thread is making me hungry.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:02 AM   #15
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My first thought was Broccoli, too!
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:12 AM   #16
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If you are using jarred sauce, grate some extra Parmesan into it.
You took the words right out of my mouth. I was so disappointed in the jarred sauce. It's much improved with Parmesan.

Easy Faux Alfredo:

8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 C milk
3/4 C grated Parmesan

Melt and stir together over low heat.

It tastes much richer than jarred and it's so easy.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:33 AM   #17
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You took the words right out of my mouth. I was so disappointed in the jarred sauce. It's much improved with Parmesan.

Easy Faux Alfredo:

8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 C milk
3/4 C grated Parmesan

Melt and stir together over low heat.

It tastes much richer than jarred and it's so easy.
Regular Alfredo is so easy. I you can make it from a jar, you can make it from scratch. It is that easy. That said, I sometimes like it from a jar
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Frozen shrimp, dried mushrooms, and good parm or reg are staples in my kitchen. I also have used a touch of sherry and/or cinnamon in cream sauces with good results.
I also make a quick pseudo alfredo with heavy cream, lots of grated cheese, garlic, pepper, a touch of sherry and freshly ground cinnamon. The sauce can be made in less time than it takes to cook the pasta. Shrimp, once peeled, can be quickly cooked in the sauce, boiled, or sauteed. Any available meat or vegetables, except starches, can be added or in lieu of the shrimp.

Dried mushrooms require more planning since they require at least an hour of reconstituting, more is better. I have ground dried mushrooms for the flavor and as a thickener with good results. No soaking necessary.

IMO, any, or all of these would work well with store bought alfredo.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:14 PM   #19
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You took the words right out of my mouth. I was so disappointed in the jarred sauce. It's much improved with Parmesan.

Easy Faux Alfredo:

8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 C milk
3/4 C grated Parmesan

Melt and stir together over low heat.

It tastes much richer than jarred and it's so easy.
That's close to what I do. I whisk the cream cheese into melted butter. Then add the milk, cheese, seasonings...
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