My family always enjoys Italian foods. The guys mentioned last week that we hadn’t had Alfredo sauce in quite a while, and my husband mentioned that I hadn’t made lasagna in a while either. So with these “subtle” hints, I made sure that I had all the necessary ingredients on my grocery list last week!
My husband found this recipe on the internet about 8 to 10 years ago. It is supposed to be similar to the recipe used by the Olive Garden restaurant. Not sure about that, but I do know that my family just can’t get enough of it!
It is best if you make it about 2 hours before you want to serve it and then let it sit at room temperature to thicken before serving. It can be used as a dipping sauce for Italian bread or garlic bread, or as a sauce poured over spaghetti or lasagna!
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1 stick butter
2 tbsp. cream cheese
3/4 to 1 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
In a sauce pan combine heavy cream, butter and cream cheese. Heat until butter and cheese are completely melted, stirring often. Add the parmesan cheese and the garlic powder. Let simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes, continuing to stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let cool to thicken. Warm it just a little before serving.