Alfredo – it’s not Just for Fettuccini Anymore – Alfredo Lasagna
Lasagna is an American favorite and can be made using a variety of ingredients. Beef, Italian sausage, chicken, and alfredo sauce are all potential ingredients. This is a dish that can be as healthy or fattening as you would like to make it! If you have been considering giving a new twist to an old favorite, why not learn how to make lasagna with alfredo sauce?
There are a few different varieties on this recipe; one of the easiest is spinach and alfredo sauce lasagna. If you or someone in your family has a low tolerance for tomato products this is a great tasty recipe.
You will need lasagna noodles, frozen chopped spinach, ricotta, mushrooms, chopped carrots, parmesan cheese, mozzarella and alfredo style sauce (buy it pre-made or make your own). If you want a little spicier variety, add some Italian sausage to the mix.
Alfredo LasagnaAnother variation and good tip on how to make lasagna with alfredo sauce is to use your traditional noodles, meat, and tomato sauce and ricotta cheese combination covered with a tasty homemade alfredo sauce. For this type of sauce, you need cream, butter, garlic, parmesan and parsley.
Melt ¼ cup of butter in a pan, then stir in a cup of heavy cream and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in a crushed garlic clove and 1½ cups of parmesan (fresh grated is best). Whisk the mixture and it will thicken up. Stir in the parsley, then pour over your traditional lasagna recipe.
Why Alfredo Sauce is So Popular
Alfredo sauce is a type of white sauce and it is a versatile sauce with a number of uses. White sauces are used in many kinds of cooking, and that includes making dishes such as lasagna, as well as when you just want a sauce to spoon over vegetables or fish, for example.
The most basic white sauce is béchamel, and that is made by gently cooking milk, flour and butter over a low heat, until the sauce thickens up. Add wine, cheese, parsley, cloves, mushrooms, cooked onions, or other ingredients to a white sauce to change the flavor.
Alfredo sauce is started in the same way, by melting butter in a pan, but then instead of the flour you will add cream for a luxurious texture, plus parsley, garlic and parmesan for that distinctive taste. This sauce is really popular because it is so versatile and can be served over any kind of pasta or you could try it over fish, poultry or veggies.
More Ways to Use Alfredo Sauce
Try swapping the cheese sauce you usually serve over cauliflower with alfredo sauce, especially if you are having pasta as part of the dish, or try it over your next lasagna recipe. You could even try it with moussaka for interesting fusion results, or try it with steak or pork chops. Once you know how to make alfredo sauce, you will find plenty of uses for it.
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