The Different Ways to Use Alfredo Sauce in Your Cooking

by Gerald Hipps

Whether you make it at home or buy it pre-made from the store, Alfredo sauce can spice up any dish, and even the fussiest eaters love its flavor. Better yet, though, is the fact that it is such a versatile sauce, if you have some handy there are so many things that can be made. Make sure it is always in the fridge or pantry so the next time you are having guests over for dinner or need to whip up a quick meal for the family, there will be plenty of options for meals to make.

Most households usually have chicken cutlets in the fridge or freezer for those last-minute meals that always seems to be needed. Cook it up in a pan and warm some Alfredo in a pot--or better yet, make it yourself. Pour the sauce on top and you have a delicious, easy, and protein-rich dish to feed a whole family. This works well with breaded chicken, too; it is easy to personalize such a simple dish.

The simplicity is maintained in everyone's favorite Alfredo dish--pasta with white sauce. Most choose to use fettuccini, but any will really do, and whether the cook goes for white or wheat noodles, it will taste delicious. Steam or boil your favorite vegetable to chop up and stir into the meal, as just about every vegetable will go well with pasta and this traditional sauce.

Meats go great in Alfredo pasta recipes as well. It is one of the most versatile sauces because it can compliment poultry, seafood, and even red meat if you dare! It will taste delicious whether the cook chooses to incorporate shrimp, chicken, or even steak into the meal. Switch up the fettuccini for spaghetti and you will have the perfect dish to top off with a couple of homemade meatballs.

Any casserole that is made in the oven or in a crock pot can be made creamier and tastier with the addition of some sauce into the mix. You would not think to do it normally, but try adding in some of the sauce when making macaroni and cheese in the crock pot. It also goes great in nearly any casserole, whether it be vegetable or meat-based, adding tons of flavor and a whole new texture.

It is possible to make a different meal with Alfredo sauce for every night of the week. It is a great complement to almost any type of meat, whether it is chicken, seafood, or meatballs. In addition, almost any veggies go great in one of these dishes. Add it to macaroni and cheese or even a casserole to make it richer and creamier, or simply put it on top of a chicken cutlet for a quick and easy meal.

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