My favorite dish ever is alfredo. When I go to a restaurant the first thing I look for is their pasta menu to see what alfredo dishes they offer. Today I am really sick and totally needed a carb boost. We’re also out of sugar which means that probably isn’t going to be something sweet! I have a very special pick-me-up dish made with Asiago, instead of parmesan! You could always still use parmesan, of course- but this is definitely one of my favorites. All my husband can do is laugh when he eats it, so I am sure if you love alfredo like I do- this will be a winner!
Garlic Asiago Mushroom Alfredo (GAMA)
5 Tablespoons unsalted butter (1 tablespoon set aside)
1 cup grated Asiago cheese
1 cup heavy cream
Boil the Penne according to directions making sure you do not overcook them. Melt 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and then add the heavy cream and asiago. Bring to a mild bubble then add garlic salt. Remove from the heat. Drain the pasta and combine with the sauce in a serving platter. Take a small sauce pan and heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter on med-high adding the mushrooms, saute for 2 min, stirring gently and sprinkle some garlic salt on them or regular salt. remove to heat and stir into alfredo dish. Serve immediately.
*Note: I should forewarn you, this is not a low calorie meal! It’s high in fat- but oh-so good!