Last week my kids lobbied for Chicken Alfredo Pizza. I wanted to make homemade sauce for it, rather than using jarred Alfredo.
When I make Fettuccine Alfredo, I don’t make the sauce separate from the pasta. (Sometimes, instead of half and half, I use cooking water from the pasta pot.) This is the best and easiest way to make homemade Fettuccine Alfredo.
But since we wanted the sauce to put on pizza, I needed to make a separate sauce. Thankfully, it’s very easy to make and it only takes a few ingredients.
Here’s what you’ll need:
In addition to the ingredients above, I also used a few tablespoons of flour. The sauce needed to be a little thicker for our pizza and the flour did the trick.
We used the extra sauce on pasta the next day. Delicious!
Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe
- 4 Tbs. butter
- 2 cups half & half
- 2 cups shredded Parmesan
- 1-3 Tbs. flour
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Whisk in half & half and heat for several minutes. Keep an eye on the heat so that the sauce doesn't boil.
- When the sauce is hot, add the cheese by handfuls, whisking in.
- Allow the cheese to melt and turn down the heat to keep sauce hot, but not boiling.
- Add flour by a tablespoon at a time until sauce is as thick as you'd like. The sauce will thicken more as it cools.
For the pizza we spread Alfredo sauce on the crust, topped that with spinach, chicken and mozzarella. After baking I sprinkled fresh, chopped basil over the top.
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