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Pasta Alfredo

June 06, 2021 5 min read

Creamy, cheesy, and easy are just a few words to describe this pasta recipe. Alfredo sauce is a smooth, luscious sauce made with just a few common ingredients - cheese, cream, milk, and butter. Melt these ingredients together and create a rich sauce that is suitable and adaptable for many diets and palates. Its 20-minute cooking time makes this recipe an easy meal to make for your family and friends. Toss with spaghetti (or any other type of pasta) for a delicious and hearty meal to satisfy your craving for an Italian-inspired meal.

How to make Pasta Alfredo with Multo® by CookingPal®?

1. Chop the Parmesan cheese.

Parmesan cheese is a great cheese to use when making this recipe due to its nutty, salty flavor and gritty texture, which will result in a distinctly-flavored and thick sauce.

Parmesan cheese can be stored in your refrigerator for two to four months in a tightly-sealed container, so it is an easy ingredient to have on hand.

Luckily enough, should you not have this particular type of cheese handy, you can always substitute Pecorino Romano or Grana Padano cheese to achieve similarly robust taste and consistency. For those following dairy-free, vegetarian, and/or vegan diets, a good substitute would be nutritional yeast; although it does a slightly different flavor and will not make as thick of a sauce, it is a great option for special diets and is packed with B-Vitamins to add some extra nutrition to this dish. If replacing the Parmesan cheese with any of these other suggestions, be sure to use the same amount and follow the steps as listed to make the alfredo sauce.

2. Cook the pasta.

For this recipe, we recommend using Spaghetti. Long, thin noodles tend to hold their shape and flavor the best with thicker sauces, whereas more delicately-shaped pasta may get lost or even drown in this creamy concoction. Follow the cooking time indicated on the package to achieve an al dente (“stuck to the tooth”) consistency of the pasta.

If you prefer, you can replace Spaghetti with any other type of long pasta - linguine, fettuccine, bucatini. Simply follow the cooking instructions on the package as each type of pasta has unique cooking times to reach its al dente texture. 

3. Cook the sauce.

This is where the magic happens! Add the milk, butter, and heavy cream to your Multo machine and melt the ingredients together. A constant whisking motion is also needed to ensure all parts of the sauce become evenly incorporated.

Although some alfredo recipes call only for milk or heavy cream, this recipe blends them together so the final result has the creaminess from the heavy cream and butter and a smoothness from the milk.

If you follow a dairy-free diet, you can substitute almond milkoat milk, or any other “thicker” milk alternative for the liquid ingredients. If you follow a lactose-free diet (different from dairy-free as you can have dairy products that do not have lactose), your preferred lactose-free milk would also be an acceptable alternative.

Please note that using milk and cheese substitutes will produce a more watery vegan alfredo sauce and a slightly different flavor, but you will still have that “bowl of creamy pasta” feel when eating it!

4. Mix the pasta with sauce.

Once the sauce is finished and the pasta is fully cooked, toss together for an ultimate delicacy. This recipe is vegetarian-friendly, but it can be prepared with additional ingredients and proteins.

For veggie lovers, sauté or steam fresh vegetables like broccoli, carrots, asparagus, and peppers for extra nutrients and added color. Chicken alfredo pasta or shrimp alfredo pasta would also be a great option for those looking for a boost of protein and will serve as a great source of amino acids to help build muscle and strengthen bones.

Once placed on its serving dish, you can also top your pasta alfredo with extra Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and other dried herbs and spices for a pop of flavor.

Tips and Tricks

  • Can I freeze pasta alfredo? 

    Cream-based sauces sometimes change consistency when frozen as the fat molecules tend to stick together when frozen, resulting in a lumpier sauce. However, you can freeze pasta alfredo for up to 3 months and can preserve its creamy texture by using an air-tight storage container and by adding extra cream, milk, or water when reheating to recreate a smooth sauce once again.
  • How much sauce do I need for 2 servings? For 4 servings?  

    Cream-based sauces sometimes change consistency when frozen as the fat molecules tend to stick together when frozen, resulting in a lumpier sauce. However, you can freeze pasta alfredo for up to 3 months and can preserve its creamy texture by using an air-tight storage container and by adding extra cream, milk, or water when reheating to recreate a smooth sauce once again.
  • What exactly is alfredo sauce?

    Created in the early 1900s by a man named Alfredo di Lello, this simple Italian recipe was invented to be an easy dinner one could prepare with basic ingredients usually found in your refrigerator, and it has turned into an iconic delicacy loved by many. Its perfect mixture of cream, milk, cheese, and butter give it a silky, velvety texture and golden-white color that can top your favorite pasta and will pair nicely with vegetables and proteins. This sauce is best when served fresh as it takes no more than 20 minutes to prepare, but as mentioned before, leftovers can be kept in tightly sealed containers for a quick meal later on.
  • How do you know when your alfredo sauce is ready?

    For this recipe, cooking times are important to follow as overcooking ingredients like milk and cream can produce a filmy, clumpy sauce or even curdle the dairy products. A good and easy rule to follow (aside from timing) is to cook the sauce until it sticks to the back of the spoon with your desired consistency. But always don’t forget! Multo gets your back! With Multo, cooking could never be this easy!

 

Channel your inner Italian chef and make this alfredo pasta recipe to leave your crowd full, satisfied, and with great flavors on their palate. Its buttery richness, nutty taste, and easy preparation will definitely make this dish a staple for your weeknight meals! Be sure to also check out Multo’s other recipe ideas for inspiration and step-by-step directions for delicious meals!

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