When Matt and I were dating, I went through a period where I didn't think he liked me, because we dated for a month before he kissed me. I thought that I would impress him with my mad cooking skills. I decided to make Alfredo, I got home early and tried to make Jessica's Alfredo Recipe. Which has always been my favorite because it's amazing. I always thought you had to cook it for a long time so that all the flavors could mesh together. Well, I failed, miserably. I added too much cheese and cooked it too long. I just thought I would make it taste better by adding more and more parmesan.
Turns out Matt did like me and he was just gentleman. He was waiting for the right time and when our first kiss happened it was perfect. He also was really nice and told me that my Alfredo was good, which it wasn't. What a good boyfriend he was!! Every time I watch the Holiday with Jack Black and Cameron Diaz I always think, it would be nice to have Christmas Alfredo on Christmas Eve. Also, I really enjoy that movie, you should watch it. Anyways, we love Olive Garden at our house! This is why Matt and I had to try to come up with the perfect Copycat.
Ingredients (Click Here to Print)
7 tablespoons Butter
5 cloves of Garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons Flour
1 1/2 cups Milk
1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
3/4 cup Romano Cheese, grated
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan with garlic over medium high heat for about 5 minutes.
2. Whisk in flour to create a roux. Then add in the milk and heavy cream and whisk until it is completely blended.
3. Slowly add in your cheese a little at a time so that it doesn't clump up. Then turn down to medium low heat. Salt and pepper to taste.
4. Continue to heat for about 15 to 20 minutes.
5. It's delicious enjoy!
This recipe we felt was as close as you can get to the real deal. The Romano cheese makes a real difference. If you are like us you will want a little left over Romano cheese to top it with. Hope you like it as much we did!