Nov 27, 2013

Posted by Jo W. 11/27/2013

I was craving pasta last weekend, so I made some spinach alfredo sauce on Sunday. Making alfredo sauce from scratch isn't too difficult, and in my opinion, is better and healthier than store bought jarred sauce. You can use cream for a creamier, richer sauce, but I used low fat milk, instead. 

Spinach Alfredo Pasta
serves 5-8

3 Tbsp butter
4 Tbsp flour
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups milk
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
3 large handfuls of spinach (frozen works fine)
1 lb pasta

Put a large pot of water to boil and cook the pasta following the directions on the package. While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce.

To make the sauce, melt the butter in a medium sauce pan. Add the flour, and stir continuously for about 2 minutes on medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds more. Slowly add the milk, whisking it in well before adding more. Heat the sauce until it starts to bubble, then add in the cheese. Whisk well to combine. Add in the spinach and cook about 2 minutes more. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper, to taste.

Drain the pasta well and add the sauce. Mix to combine, and enjoy!


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