Ultimate & Easy Alfredo

Ultimate & Easy Alfredo

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Brenda Vander Zanden

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Simple pantry items create a luscious and rich Alfredo. Left over chicken, veggies, and thawed frozen cooked shrimp make one of the fastest stove-to-table meal I make. Ramen noodles may be untraditional, but cook quickly in the microwave while creating the sauce.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    half-n-half or whole milk
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c
    parsley, fresh or 1tbs dried
  • OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 c
    shredded leftover chicken breast or
  • 1 lb
    thawed frozen shrimp - tails removed
  • 1 c
    leftover cooked veggies
  • 1/2 pkg
    ramen noodles per person - discard flavor packet

How to Make Ultimate & Easy Alfredo

Step-by-Step

  1. In microwave, bring 4-6 C water to boil in microwave-safe bowl. When water reaches a good boil, carefully add Ramen noodles to boiling water and allow to sit on counter until tender. Drain well.
  2. Create a rue:
    In the meantime, melt butter and garlic in a nonstick skillet. Add flour to melted butter and whisk quickly to form smooth rue. Do not overcook.
  3. Add half-n-half. Continue to whisk; sauce will thicken a bit.
  4. Add any optional ingredients at this time. Saute until warmed; sauce should re-thicken
  5. Add Parmesean cheese and parlsey. Saute until cheese melts. Mixture will be thick and bubbly.
  6. Serve over noodles.
  7. Cooks tip: Anytime I cook I make more than enough. The leftovers are my secret to creating fast and yummy meals like this one. To be able to pull this meal together in 15 minutes instead of drive through food on our busiest nights saves my family hundreds of dollars a year.

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About Ultimate & Easy Alfredo

Course/Dish: Chicken Pasta Seafood
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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