This easy Light Alfredo Sauce Recipe is perfect for special occasions but easy enough to make on busy weeknights! Thank you to Safeway for sponsoring this tasty recipe post.
Are you looking for the perfect dish for a romantic dinner? I have made this alfredo pasta for Valentine’s Day almost every year for our (almost) 20 years of marriage! It is the romantic dinner in our family, but it’s really easy so don’t feel like you have to save it for a special occasion! My kids love fettuccine alfredo too, so it’s also a nice family meal.
This year my husband, who is a software engineer, has a big product release on 2/14. 😒 I’m expecting him to be occupied with that all evening, so I decided to cook homemade chicken alfredo this past weekend instead. It also gave me a chance to create this video to show you how to make it!
How To Make Easy Alfredo Sauce
This easy chicken alfredo recipe is quite a bit lighter than traditional versions. The velvety sauce only uses a small amount of butter and milk instead of heavy cream, but it’s still wonderfully rich and creamy. Once you taste this light alfredo sauce, you may never go back to the full fat version!
Making your alfredo sauce with cream cheese allows you skip the heavy cream and loads of butter. This is the base for all my alfredo recipes like Cajun Salmon or Bacon Gouda Alfredo. It’s easy to put your own spin on this classic recipe, so feel free to get creative!
In case you don’t want to spend your Valentine’s Day cooking, you can make this alfredo sauce ahead of time. You’ll just want to reheat it slowly over low heat or at half power in your microwave, and stir in a splash of milk to get the perfect consistency back. Let me know if you decide to make it for your sweetie or your family. I would love to hear all about your Valentine’s Day plans and traditions in the comments!
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Thank you again to Safeway for sponsoring this easy dinner recipe.