14 March 2014

31 Days of MOO No. 14 - Alfredo Pasta and Sauce


Pasta and sauce is such a convenience food. You just add the contents of the packet to a pot of boiling water and/or milk and let it simmer for 12 - 15 minutes. And you have a tasty side dish.

Doesn't matter that the tasty side dish is way over-priced, or that it has no real food (perhaps the pasta?) in it. It is quick, and easy and just about everyone loves it, and the variety of flavours.

I've been making the Curry Pasta and Sauce for years. In 2007 I did a breakdown of the ingredients on the packet of Continental Curried Chicken Pasta and Sauce and decided it was much easier, tastier, healthier and cheaper to MOO it. And it has been MOOed ever since.

But we have a certain young lady in the family who doesn't like spicy food, including curried anything. She prefers plainer, milder flavours and adores the Alfredo style, so, to keep her happy, I went through the ingredients on the packet and came up with this version. It isn't identical. It is better. And healthier. And a whole lot cheaper.

Alfredo Pasta and Sauce Mix

Ingredients:
250 g pasta (fettuccine, twists, macaroni)
2 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp instant milk powder (skim or full cream)
1/2 tsp basil
1 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup parmesan cheese (the dried parmesan in the packet, not fresh)

To make the mix put all ingredients into a ziplock bag. Seal. Shake to mix well.

To prepare the pasta: Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the Alfredo mix to 2 cups milk. Whisk together. Pour into boiling water. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 15  minutes or until pasta is tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving. Sauce thickens on standing.


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4 comments:

  1. Cath how many does this serve? I think I would need to halve this for us, we are a family of three

    Michelle

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    1. I stretch it to do the five of us, but it will easily serve four as a main dish, six as a side.

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  2. Awesome idea one thing I miss being GF. Di

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  3. Hi cath how do you moo the curry pasta and sauce thank desi

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