Who doesn’t crave for one of those creamy spaghetti sauce every once in a while? Well, I do. Once in a while, I miss eating creamy pasta sauce. But the thing is creamy pasta sauce is packed with calories and fat. So, I changed the heavy cream to cream cheese and milk. It worked well, but since it is lower fat and calories, you just have to add some seasonings to achieve the taste of alfredo sauce you want. I added garlic powder and onion powder. The result, tastes good!! Experiment with your seasonings, you might be surprised with the taste you come out with. Also, let me know if you have better seasonings! This recipe is just one of my efforts to eat less calories and fat… so, please do share!
1/2 cup butter
1 (8 ounce) package fat- free cream cheese
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 cups milk
6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan and pepper. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked too long. Toss with hot pasta to serve.