Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Light Penne Alfredo

There isn't much that's better than Alfredo sauce and pasta.
Just ask my brother Zach, it's all he would eat for his entire childhood.
My version is a teensy bit healthier than the average Alfredo sauce you'd order at a restaurant.

3 tbsp butter
1 cup Half and Half (low-fat or fat free for the healthier version, or regular if you want a creamier taste)
1 tbsp parsley
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic
Dash of pepper

1/2 box penne pasta (or whatever type of pasta you prefer)

Cook pasta according to directions on box. 
Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add half and half, simmer about 5 minutes.
Add garlic and parmesan to pan while whisking. Fully mix. Add parsley and pepper, heat through. Simmer a couple minutes to allow sauce to slightly thicken.
Spoon over pasta, top with parsley and a little more parmesan if you prefer.

Serve with bread or a salad.
Makes about 4 servings

Obviously you can add whatever meat/protein you'd like... shrimp or chicken would be great in this recipe. Or you can load up the veggies and add whatever you want. It's versatile...and easy! Because, you know me, I'm all about the easy, convenient meals.



  1. That looks so good. All of the recipes you put on here always look good. You should be like a private chef!

  2. I am so hungry now! I want to try and make this!

  3. I could eat pasta everyday and never get sick of it - and this looks delicious! I'm all about a healthier version, most of the time I prefer them anyway :)

  4. Umm...yum!! I love pasta and it's so budget friendly! I'll have to put this in our line up next month.

  5. If only I could eat pasta more!! This looks yummy. I'm going to have to think of something to put that sauce on....


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