Alfredo Sauce

Enjoy this classic Italian sauce tonight on your pasta of choice...lower fat version is included as well.

1/4  C margarine
2 Tbsp dried sweet basil
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1 8-oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/4 C olive oil
1/3 C grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced

In a medium saucepan, melt margarine. Add herbs. Add cream cheese, stirring occasionally until melted. Add olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan and blend well. Remove from heat before sauce comes to a boil. Serve hot.

Healthy Choice

2 Tbsp margarine
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 C skim milk
2 Tbsp dried sweet basil
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1 8-oz package far-free cream cheese, softened
2 cloves garlic, minced

In a medium saucepan, melt margarine. Add flour and salt and stir. Add milk and stir mixture until thickened. Add fat-free cream cheese, herbs, and garlic. Stir until cream cheese melts. Serve hot.

Serving Suggestion: Serve over any kind of pasta. Especially good on angel hair and linguine.

Servings: 2 cups (approximately 6 serving)

Submitted by Debby Shabo Wade

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