February 07, 2012

Laughing Cow Alfredo Sauce {Guest Post}

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It's Tuesday and let's just say it's been a slow week already. But luckily, I only have one late night meeting this week instead of the 20 I was having over the past two weeks so thats a huge plus for me. That means back to a normal schedule, cooking right after work and getting to bed at a reasonable hour.

I have another wonderful guest blogger to share with you today, and not by coincidence, I am sharing her guest post with you on National Fettuccini Alfredo Day. {I love food and drink days}

The creamy cheesy comfort of one of my favorite Italian sauces, alfredo... and made healthy. NOMS.

Jennifer's blog takes you through comfort classics, southern cuisine, easy weekend lunches, seasonal vegetables and fruit being used, and most recipes will be quite simple.  She also stakes the claim…'not all Southern Food is fried' which is wonderful and oh so true. 

So today, with her southern spin, The Onyx Plate is here showing us a wonderful weight watcher-friendly sauce for your favorite pasta dish {and I love that she threw a little grilled chicken into the mix}. I am sure this sauce could be used with any pasta dish, or even over veggies for an outrageous creamy flavor. 

Take it away Jennifer!

I made it again…that delectable little dabble of heaven floating atop of my ravioli. Only this time, it wasn’t a dabble. I actually calculated the WW points plus on this one, and it was healthier than I expected. So of course I had to eat more than a dabble! *smiles*

When I was asked by A Healthy Jalapeno to do a guest post, I certainly thought of this recipe first. I can’t stress to you enough that this is honestly one of my favorite meals that I prepare. Nothing beats a delicious Alfredo, and even better if it’s semi-healthy. *smiles* I normally top it with sautéed chicken and green onions, and serve it over Raviolis. It would also be good over steamed broccoli as well if you felt like being naughty. Feel free to doctor it as you wish. Your kitchen, your fun!

I look forward to many more healthy recipes in the future through The Onyx Plate, with a sprinkle of Southern Charm mixed in. But for now, I leave you my shining, wonderful recipe. May it lighten up your culinary world and waistline (in more ways than one). *big smiles*
Laughing Cow Alfredo
Recipe and photos by The Onyx Plate
(I calculated the WW points…4 points per serving, 4 servings)

8 wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Pasteurized Cheese, Light, Creamy Swiss Flavor
2 cups 2% reduced fat milk (Feel free to use skim, 2%, whole, heck, even some heavy cream works great if you’re going for full tasty fat)
1 garlic clove (or more depending on your palate)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (I use a grated Romano and Parmesan mix)
Salt and Pepper to taste (I don’t normally add any, but you might like some. Less salt the better in dishes.)
Put all ingredients in a pot on the stove, and bring to a simmer. While stirring, try to mush the cheese wedges as you go. Yeah, I know you liked the word mush. *smiles*

Sometimes I leave small chunks for a cheesier bite in the end product.
Stir until it all begins to thicken, and when it reaches the consistency you want, serve up and enjoy!

*Sidenote: This requires a decent amount of stirring, because you don’t want the milk burning or skimming. Don’t leave it unattended for too long.

This looks like the perfect sauce to have over some spaghetti squash... and I think that might be on the dinner menu this week {perfect weekly vegetarian dish}.

Thanks so much Jennifer for sharing this recipe with us all, and the fact that it's a nice healthier version of the traditional cream sauce makes it even better.

Come check out some of my other favorite pasta sauces and dishes....



Lesa @Edesias Notebook said...

I love Laughing Cow. Definitely going to try this soon.

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

I have never had laughing cow! But I love trying lighter alfredos.

Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

Looks amazing! I love those darn Laughing Cow Cheese!!