Secretly, I know that the main reason I make ham is for the leftovers! This recipe is my favorite. It is delicious. Even made with chicken breast or Italian sausage! You will make this again and again!
Loaded Awesome Pasta Alfredo
- 1/2 cup butter - or 1 stick
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream -
- 1 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 1/2 tsp salt -
- 1 tsp pepper -
- 1 tblsp dried crushed red pepper flakes - optional
- 2 tblsp garlic, minced
- 2 tblsp parsley, dried or fresh - or 1/4 cup
- pasta cooked
In a saucepan or skillet, melt butter over medium low heat. Add cream, increase temperature to medium high and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce back to medium low and simmer for 7-9 minutes. Stir regularly. Season with salt and pepper. In the meantime, cook pasta of your choice according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup cooking water before draining the pasta to thin your sauce if necessary. Stir alfredo sauce frequently. Add the garlic, parsley and parmesan. Whisk constantly until cheese is totally melted, about 3 minutes. Toss pasta with sauce to combine. Serve immediately.