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.
Chicken Alfredo is a classic dish and it is almost impossible to go wrong with it. Kids, adults, and picky eaters alike will love the simplicity and succulence of this dish. Use a boneless, skinless, grilled chicken breast and simply pour the warmed sauce on top after it is already cooked for something easy to serve. Breaded chicken can also be used if you are looking to spice it up, or to add substance, serve it over a bed of pasta.
Speaking of pasta, everyone loves fettuccini Alfredo–it is an Italian favorite. This is also a fairly versatile meal, as you can use white noodles to make everyone’s favorite comfort food, or get in your whole grains and add texture by using wheat pasta instead. There are plenty of ways this meal can be spiced up. For instance, you can add in some roasted peppers, carrots, broccoli, or your favorite veggie for some extra flavor and substance.
Almost any meat can be added into an Alfredo pasta dish. Consider chopping up some chicken and mixing it in with the noodles, or even use shrimp or crab if you are feel like making something a bit more fancy. Better yet, nothing goes better with pasta than meatballs, and using this creamy sauce as an alternative to traditional tomato sauce is a new twist on an old favorite. You can even mix up the type of noodle for fun!
One thing the at-home chef may not have thought of is adding it to macaroni and cheese. When making good old mac ‘n cheese in the slow cooker, add in a cup or two–depending on the portions–of Alfredo to make it richer and creamier and add some delicious flavor. It will bring the texture of the meal to a whole different level and create macaroni and cheese like your kids have never seen before.
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.