I am not a food blogger by any stretch of the imagination but I've got some people on Instagram completely fooled with the food photos I post. I try to cook most nights because we like to save money and eating at home is much more in our budget then going out multiple times a week for dinner ever will be. So I try to get creative (and by creative I mean scour Pinterest for recipes) because we can't eat grilled chicken & spaghetti every night of the week. However, I'll let you in on a big secret . . . I don't really like to cook. But, I LOVE to eat! With that being said, I still stand by the fact that cooking isn't my favorite thing in the world to do but I do it regardless. I do wish however that there was a little kitchen fairy who would follow me around cleaning up after the disastrous mess I make in the kitchen each time I cook. Now that would be amazing.
So, moving on . . .
I honestly don't know what took me so long to try this recipe (you've probably seen it on Pinterest) but you better believe I will never, I repeat that, NEVER use jarred alfredo sauce ever again. I'm a big Olive Garden chicken alfredo fan and it's the only thing I've ever ordered as my meal there for as long as I can remember. I would say I could completely give up going to Olive Garden all together if I wasn't as addicted to their spinach artichoke dip as much as I am to their chicken alfredo. So if anyone can track that recipe down I'll be your best friend for life.
If you do not make this recipe as soon as you possibly can (given you aren't dairy free or on some sort of a fat-free diet) then you are Crazy with a capital C.
Please make it, then come back here and tell me how much you love me . . . I'll be waiting
and here's how this amazing-ness will happen
1 pkg pasta of your choice (I actually chose to make this with my favorite HEB Ala Omega-3 penne multigrain pasta)
1 stick butter (unsalted or salted just make sure it's butter)
1 clove minced garlic
1 pint heavy cream
1 cup parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp cream cheese
salt & pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to directions.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt butter then add garlic. Saute butter & garlic for approximately two minutes.
Add heavy cream & cream cheese then heat until bubbling (not boiling).
Add in parmesan cheese and stir until melted and smooth.
Add salt & pepper to taste.
Stir in cooked pasta and serve with your choice of meat (chicken, shrimp, salmon, etc) or all by it's awesome pasta self.
If you are an alfredo lover like myself you will love this recipe - Promise!