Simple Creamy Alfredo

[ 0 ] May 4, 2009 |

Simple Creamy Alfredo

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk
16 oz. pasta (*your choice) (cooked and drained)
1/2 tsp. fresh basil
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Dash of nutmeg

In a pot over low-medium heat, stir together the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, margarine, milk and basil; stir until smooth. Add in the pasta and toss lightly to coat with sauce. Top with dash of nutmeg and serve.

*Johnna’s tip: The countless things we love about simple Alfredo…1. You can add just about any seafood to it i.e. shrimp, scallops, etc., 2. There are numerous herbs and spices that taste fabulous in it i.e. parsley, cayenne pepper, etc., 3. It is soooo easy to make…It’s basically a two pot meal with the pasta cooking in one pot and the sauce in another. You get the picture, Alfredo is an easy go to meal especially on a Monday, like today, when we really aren’t up for much cooking…

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Category: cultural cooking, main dish

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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