Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pasta Alfredo

The sauce has a bit of a nutty flavor from the nutmeg, a bit of tangy flavor from the lemon, and combined with the other ingredients is a filling main dish "comfort" food.

 (Start cooking both pasta and sauce on separate burners at the same time)
  • 16 oz pkg of bow tie pasta
    Cook to Al dente (usually 2 minutes less than indicated on the package) in boiling salted water, drain.

    Alfredo Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup half and half 
  • 3/4 cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp  pepper 

    • Garnish - Ranch Tortilla Chips (optional)
    Put all ingredients in a saucepan and cook on medium heat for approximately 15 minutes until thickened.  Pour over pasta.   If desired, garnish with Ranch flavored tortilla chips (which can be crumpled on the top to add texture and flavor) then serve.

    Linking up to Presto Pasta Night which is hosted on 8/17/12 by Simona at
    Be sure to check out all of the other wonderful pasta creations by other participants:)


    1. Sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

    2. Comfort food, indeed. Thank you so much for contributing to Presto Pasta Nights.