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Monday, September 10, 2012

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce {THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS Linky Party #98}

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I have been making another version of a {Copycat} recipe of Olive Garden's Alfredo sauce for quite some time now and then I came across this new recipe, Thank You Pinterest, oh whatever did we do before Pinterest ? And well, ya know me, I just had to try it. My kids are always telling me, if we like it, leave it alone, but I just can't and here is why. This recipe is SO SO much better. I love it so much more then the old version (and the little boy does too), sure the old version is a little simpler, but this one is so much better.

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce {copy cat}
recipe found at Budget Savvy Diva

1 pkg Pasta (we like penne, instead of fettuccine)
1 stick of butter
1 clove of minced garlic
1 pint of heavy cream
1 cup of fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp cream cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper

Make Pasta to your liking. In a sauce pan over medium heat – melt butter and add garlic and cook for two minutes, then add in heavy cream and cream cheese and heat until bubbling, but do not boil. Add in Parmesan Cheese and mix until the cheese melts. Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste (you don;t need to use all of this, do to your liking). Mix the hot sauce into the noodles and serve. Just like Olive Garden.
 
Another quick and easy meal just in time for Back to School dinner blues and fall is just around the corner perfect time to be planning some crock-pot meals.


THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS has changed, you can now link up ANY recipe you'd like. Come one, Come all. NO rules, NO requirements, just link up any recipes (or food related craft items) and hop around to visit all the great recipes.
 
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27 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting the party! Hope you have a good week!

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  2. I thought I'd share what I have been craving lately - chicken and dumplings!

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  3. Hi Tina, thanks for hosting. I'm sharing Apple Toffee-Banana Rum Bread and Fruity Applesauce today. Have a great week :)

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  4. Love the party! :)

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  5. Made my mouth water and I have never been to that restaurant.

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  6. Hi! I worked for the Olive Garden for many many years. There is no cream cheese in the alfredo recipe. This looks yummy though!

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  7. Just tried recipe..didn't taste like olive garden to me. Maybe minus the cream cheese would be better.

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  8. My 11 year old daughter made this tonight. It tasted better than Olive Garden which I find rather tasteless. She has never cooked anything other than microwave stuff and did an excellent job filling in for her sick mama tonight!

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  9. TOOO funny, we had this tonight too! I think it's a pretty close match to homemade Olive Garden!

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  10. Is it normal for it to take forever for the parmesan cheese to melt?

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  11. Is it normal for it to take forever for the parmesan cheese to melt?

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    1. When I make mine, it doesn't take very long.

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    2. No it shouldn't take too long, just like normal cheese would take to melt!

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  12. I make a alfredo recipe that is similar to this one, just a few things that r different, but I also make it with cream cheese. Every time I make it, my guest always love it, ask for the recipe, and say it's better than olive gardens. The only down fall is, its so many calories, so if I make it, I either have to save calories that day, or work my butt off at the gym..

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  13. I just made this for dinner tonight and it really is delicious!! Thanks for a great and easy recipe! :)

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  14. How many people does this serve?

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  15. This sauce was really good! I liked the Penne pasta better too. It was great with baked chicken and broccoli on the side.

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  16. I made this and it was very liquidy did I not cook it long enough

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    1. No probably not, you need to bring it almost to a boil, its a very iffy stage, and it thickens up at the point. You want to see some bubbling and expanding just not a boil!

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  17. This is definitely yummy :) made my boys happy!

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  18. I wanted to let you know that we had this last night and it was delicious, and my husband, who made it, said it was not too hard to make. We are definitely adding this to our regular menu.

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  19. The blog is good enough, keep up writing such type of posts.
    vegetarian recipes

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  20. Wow! Just made this spur of the moment and it was super easy. You are right. It looks, smells and tates JUST like the Olive Garden. Pinned this one. Thanks!

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  21. I used to work at the Olive garden and they took us in the kitchen for training and showed us how some different things were made and Alfredo was one of them. They did not put cream cheese in it. Just butter, garlic, cream, parmesan cheese and salt

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  22. This was amazing! Exactly like Olive Garden, though I think the cream cheese made it thicker, which is fine by me. So good!

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